Sep 9th, 2012

John Carmack is a legend in the video game industry, one of the pioneers of the first person shooter genre, leading the development on games such as Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, and the recent Rage. His latest project, Doom 3 BGF, is a remake of Doom 3 with a bunch of new content. And Carmack would love to bring that game to the Wii U. But once again, as we’ve heard many times before, the developers simply don’t have enough time to do it. Carmack said:

“I wish that we could deploy Doom 3 BFG Edition on a bunch of other code bases. I love platforms, I love looking for the fun things to do on different ones. I’ve been bringing up quietly at a bunch of the meetings, “You know, we could make a Vita version, a Wii U version, an iPhone/Android version.”

Doom 3 Wii UHe believes all these platforms would be “reasonable platforms to take this technology”, but alas, there are no plans of releasing Doom 3 BFG on the Wii U or other platforms. It is a great sign of hope though, that a guy like Carmack would like to bring the new game to the Wii U. If anyone is to convince the money-men to fund a Wii U version, it’s Carmack. The id Tech 5 engine, which he created with his team, already supports the Wii U platform, as we found out last year. The Doom 3 BFG edition will be released next month on the PC, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Don’t be too disappointed though, Wii U gamers are getting their own survival horror shooter: ZombiU.


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  • Staeilis

    I will be a little dissapointed.zombi u is going to be good, but it’s not going to be like doom.

  • Mida

    I remember the very first pixilated but epic 3D world he created. Good times…

  • Robert

    I don’t know about you guys, but even if they released Doom 3: BFG edition in June of next year…I WOULD BUY IT DAY 1!!!!

  • AKA-Link77

    That would be cool.

  • NintendoWizard87

    Sounds good, it’s good to see some kind of backing for the Wii U, even if it’s not an announced title… Yet…

  • Hi8us

    I’d like a real next gen game on Wii U rather than another port or remake from id software.

  • Macarony64

    I dont mind if they do it or not i have already play doom 3 what i would like is doom 4 or rage 2

  • Nintedward. WiiU . 3DS

    This is really exciting……..oh wait , did he say ipad??

    • Michael

      No, he didn’t.

      • Nintedward. WiiU . 3DS

        Iphone , ipad , tomato , tomarto .

  • SteampunkJedi

    At least Carmack has some support of the Wii U.

  • ssb4

    i dont give a hoot about this until release date is given for wii u.

  • Coolbeans

    I love devs like this, they do it for the love of it not for the money. hope we get doom 4 or something on the wii u

    • EnYgMaOmEgA

      more systems = more money…

  • Albinopig

    Hell, Ya! That would be F-ing awesome!

  • LordiMcKill

    If not Doom 3 then high hopes for Doom 4 on Wii U.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    People say Wii U won’t get third party support. When a respected industry veteran like Carmack says praise for Wii U you know good things are in store!

    • BellsGhost

      How’s it doing now?  HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

  • tlovecchio

    So what’s with all this teasing? Take your time and give us the game. I will pay you money.

  • carmack is an a-hole don’t trust him