Carmack: Xbox One And PS4 Are Essentially The Same But Kinect Sucks

During his keynote at QuakeCon, John Carmack affirmed that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are "essentially the same."

"I haven't done really rigorous benchmarking [but] they're very close and they're both very good,"he said.

John Carmack is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his work on Quake graphics engines.

And the similarity doesn’t stop at hardware. In fact, according to Carmack Sony has "made huge strides" towards making PS4’s development tools as developer-friendly as Xbox tools.

As for Xbox One, Carmack believes that the cynicism towards Microsoft’s pre-owned games policies and always-on Kinect 2 is "a bit on the side of a witch hunt." However, the id Software co-founder is not a fan of Kinect which he describes as "sort of like a zero-button mouse with a lot of latency."

"Kinect still has some fundamental limitations with the latency and framerate" he asserted. "It's fundamentally a poor interaction."

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"John Carmack is an American

"John Carmack is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his work on Quake graphics engines." thank you Captain obvious!!

Explaining such things is

Explaining such things is part of writing a good article. No one is born knowing anything after all, so you inform people of the basics before moving on to the main subject. Someone has a lot to learn...

lol

You PC gamers always forget that no devs make money from PC because you spoiled kids don't even want to pay for the games and get them somewhere else. GTA IV, 25 sales on console. 1 million on PC. Please tell me why they should do GTA V for PC. The PC versions are better at the bottom line, but you pc master race kids act like faggots everywhere.

Awesome Post

You're dead on dude. I'm 32 and I'm one of the dirtbags that didn't originally pay for GTA IV. You are right though, PC Gamers are "faggots" and the only thing a lot of them will pay for are super Steam sales and $7 Humble Bundles. I finally got a legit copy of GTA IV 6 years later because now PC's are powerful enough to run the game at a smooth frame rate with all the graphic options turned up where they're supposed to be. I agree with you 99% but I will say Rockstar did a shit job optimizing the game for Windows. I hope the next Rockstar PC game runs better.

Tech 5 sucks.

Mind your shitty graphics engines there Carmack. Consoles suck in general. Always on is bullshit, no one buys your games because they're all the same, they all suck & they're all 10 fucking years too late. No amount of DRM force feeding will help you sell your bullshit so GFY. Who gives a shit how easy M$'s dev tools are when it costs a fortune just for a dev to release a game on it & half the time they have to sign their souls over to M$ at the same time?

While Carmack makes games

While Carmack makes games that hasn't been his focus in the past 15 years or so. ID Software makes most of its money from licensing its engines, not selling games. ID software games are just like crysis, benchmark/tech demo games meant to show off what the engine can do. So you're pretty wrong to even mention game quality. As for games costing a fortune to release on xbox, the same is true for the ps3. The licensing fee is the reason consoles exist and are viable, whats bad about MS is their patching policies which cost even more and require a very long certification process. Aren't you an angry and cute little misinformed kid?

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