“One of the most important things I would say is a unified virtual 64-bit address space, across both the GPU and the CPU. Not a partition space, like the PS3. Also, a full 64-bit space with virtualization on the hardware units – that would be a large improvement. There aren’t any twitchy graphics features that I really want; we want lots of bandwidth, and lots of cores. There’s going to be a heterogeneous environment here, and it’s pretty obvious at this point that we will have some form of CPU cores and GPU cores. We were thinking that it might be like a pure play Intel Larabee or something along that line, which would be interesting, but it seems clear at this point that we will have a combination of general purpose cores and GPU-oriented cores, which are getting flexible enough that you can do most of the things that you would do on a CPU.” – id Software co-founder John Carmack speaking to TomsGuide.
The RAGE bragging has commenced. Forget Crysis 2, Killzone 3, Battlefield 3 and anything else you’ve seen on the market, because when RAGE comes out in October, it’ll obliterate them all in the visual department.
Talk has been circulating the web concerning the PS3 version of RAGE ever since John Carmack’s keynote at QuakeCon 2011, but the developer, id Software, insists nothing is wrong with said version, and insists there’ll be no difference across platforms.
id Software boss John Carmack was the keynote speaker at this year’s QuakeCon, and the fella did not disappoint. For those who don’t know, he’s also the man who created DOOM, and has been credited with essentially creating the FPS genre. Indeed, there’d be no Call of Duty, Killzone, Halo or Battlefield without him, so sit back, get a glass of water, and watch the full thing below the break.
“I really think, if anything, there is more evidence to show that the violent games reduce aggression and violence. There have actually been some studies about that, that it’s cathartic. If you go to QuakeCon and you walk by and you see the people there [and compare that to] a random cross section of a college campus, you’re probably going to find a more peaceful crowd of people at the gaming convention. I think it’s at worst neutral and potentially positive.” – id Software’s John Carmack speaking to IndustryGamers.
While DICE is talking up Battlefield 3 as the best looking game on consoles, and Infinity Ward bragging about frame rate, id Software, the creators of the FPS genre, have now entered the fray, saying their new game will be better than both in all departments. Yes, it’s the best looking game on consoles according to John Carmack, id’s co-founder, and it also does 60 FPS. Who’s the boss now?
RAGE is coming soon, people. The shooter from id Software promises to take things to a whole new level in terms of gameplay and features. It’s also turning everything upside down because, according to boss John Carmack, it’ll be the best looking game this generation’s ever seen.
Ah, the wars. They won’t stop. Especially when you have legendary game developers hailing one over the over. This time, id Software boss John Carmack has come out in defense of the Xbox 360, saying while PS3 is better than anything else in the world to developer for, the only console it cannot match is Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
Wars. I tell ya.