John Carmack Praises Electronic Arts
Up till now everyone thought that the EA stood for both Electronic Arts and Evil Assembly. However, opinions change over time and id's John Carmack certainly changed his: EA will be the publisher for Rage.
July 15, 2008
"I'll admit that, if you asked me years ago, I still had thoughts that EA was the Evil Empire, the company that crushes the small studios...I'd have been surprised, if you told me a year ago that we'd end up with EA as a publisher."
"When we went out and talked to people, especially EA Partners people like Valve, we got almost uniformly positive responses from them.[...] they really offer a menu of services--Valve takes one set of things, Crytek takes a different set, and we're probably taking a third set."
Kudos to EA for making the deal with id. The Activision-Blizzard merger is a real threat to EA's position as top publisher, so the US giant had to offer more appealing deals. Hopefully, this might turn out in a good cliamte for developers.