Doom Creator Says Many Next-Gen Games Will Still Target 30 fps


John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software and lead programmer behind Doom, has taken to Twitter to reveal that the majority of next generation games will run at 30fps, as opposed to 60fps. A number of people were hoping for 1080p and 60fps, but Carmack has been assured that this isn’t going to happen.

“Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that a lot of next-gen games will still target 30 fps.”

Doom Creator Would Love To Bring Doom 3 BFG Edition To Wii U

Famed video game developer John Carmack has expressed his personal interest in bringing Doom 3 BFG edition to multiple platforms. Carmack admits that it is something he would love to be able to do, but says that the development team just hasn’t got the time.

“I wish that we could deploy this (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.” All of these would be reasonable platforms to take this technology. …We do have a very busy development schedule and nothing else is really planned for that.”

Doom Creator: There Will Still Be Lots Of 30fps Games Next-Gen

John Carmack, the acclaimed developer behind Doom, has mentioned on Twitter that there will still be plenty of 30fps games on next generation consoles. Many gamers presumed that the majority of games would be running at 60fps, but Carmack doesn’t think this will be the case.

Hi John, Do you think next gen we will see more 60fps games on consoles?

There will still be lots of 30hz games, which I don’t think it is a good trade. If TVs didn’t add lag, it would be more clear cut

– Twitter