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[FS] Carmack: Developing RAGE for consoles was a big mistake

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PC Gamer caught up with programming legend and founder of id Software John Carmack at E3 this week. In the resulting 20-minute interview, he talks about some of the hardware limits they ran into on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 before admitting that "one of the larger mistakes" he made with RAGE was allowing consoles to have an equal place in development alongside the PC.
Riiiiight.

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lol, too late isn't it?
    
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Really, John? Does that even have to be noted, yet along thought about?

Should be just a knee-jerk reaction.... BAM "consoles are slower than crud".
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Posted by Jacob Vandy VanDerWerf on Wednesday June 08, 2011 - 06:48 PM\\
Bit late don't you think?
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Live and learn. Hopefully id sticks with the PC as the primary platform from here on out.
 
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Yes! Old news is so exciting.
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post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by Code-Red View Post
Really, John? Does that even have to be noted, yet along thought about?

Should be just a knee-jerk reaction.... BAM "consoles are slower than crud".
That would be a knee-jerk reaction indeed, and those are usually bad. In this case it hurt the overall game, but probably made a LOT more many than a PC-only release would do. From a programmers point of view you generally only care about making the best game possible, in which case, yes PC-only would definitely be the way to go, but from a business point of view that's a terrible idea.
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well lets just see if the patch the issues out.
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remindes me when they wanted a pc game for nintendo nes or super nes
     
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Well, in his other comments, he did mention that they will be supporting the PC version continuously after release, so let's hope that can redeem him, lol.

I just installed the newest AMD drivers that are supposed to fix this OGL issue, so let's hope I can fully enjoy the game now.
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