iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Todd Hollenshead, iD software CEO, gave an interview to Game Informer during QuakeCon 2005 in which, among other things, he explained the reasons behind iD's current preference for XBox 360.

In the interview Mr. Hollenshead tried to explain how the company views development on the two major next-generation consoles and tried to explain how Mr.Carmack views the process of programming on both the XBox 360 and PS3.

I'm not really one to put words in John's mouth but what I do know is we've had 360 stuff for a while and it was relatively easy to bring our internal project onto 360. We just got the PS3 stuff recently and it was relatively more difficult to bring that up on the PS3. So John's first impressions are, "360 great, PS3 - pain in my ass."

I think the more we work with it - I don't know if John himself will be doing the primary PS3 work or not - but we'll have to see about that stuff. Also, 360 is further along in their process as well. They have more final hardware, and they have better drivers, and the SDK has been more refined and revised. I think the PS3 stuff, in all fairness to Sony is a little bit more raw. I think we'll have to wait and see, but I don't think that's going to ultimately change the way we're going to approach developing on PS3. He knows from a technology horsepower standpoint that it'll do everything that we want it to do, so we're committed to it.

Considering iD software is firmly embracing the next-generation console format, the interview also discussed the future of PC gaming as viewed by iD and the future doesn't seem too bright for PC gaming.

here are some interesting trends in the industry. Whenever the next generation consoles come out they predict the demise of the PC gaming industry. They do it every single time it comes around. I don't think we're at all there. While the console market continues to grow, the PC market over the last three years has been down. You still have the hit titles that sell lots of copies. But really the middle and the bottom of the market have fallen off. So we've got double digit percentage decline in the PC market year after year, so far 2005 over 2004, and 2004 over 2003. We've taken note of that, as well.

We start looking at the difficulty of combating piracy, and how much more of an issue it is on the PC versus on the console, and the fact that game development budgets are so much bigger now than they were 10 years ago, that even if you're a PC-centric developer you have to take a more serious look and approach to how you're going to do on the consoles. For a long time consoles weren't thought of as the right way to play first person shooters, and people struggled with how the control was going to work. But now with the dual analog sticks on the controllers, and the fact that Halo has sold a ton - you're still not going to have the precision of a mouse and a keyboard, but first person shooters sell great and have huge fans on the consoles.

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iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Haahahahaahaha Sore looser Anonymousat 21:6 16/8/2005 making sh**t up ....................../´¯/)....................,/¯..//.................../....//............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯·¸........../'/.../..../......./¨¯........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...')..........................'...../..........''............._.·´..........................(....................................................................................

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

lmao, making s**t up? go look up every post that makes fun of me. They are ALL YOU. they are all within minues of each other, meaning same person, such as below, last 2 posts. U stop being a sore loser urself. u tell me not to be gay and post again but yet u do urself. Now thats the sign of an idiot right there

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

So old Todd blames the poor sales of the s**tty expansion pack on piracy. When the real story is how Doom 3 was one of, if not the most repeatative game I've ever played. Get a clue assface if you make a game that is actually worth playing then people will buy it and it's sequels. If you make a game that looks like gold but plays like s**t don't expect to fool people into buying some expansion pack that was created just to rape people of thier hard earned money.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Some people i know, are really great players using a controller for FPS's on te XBOX.its as if they have a mouse and keyboard, same when i play online headshots are frequent.im not a bad player, i get a few headshots here and there but there are people who are just good at it.Well.....console will take overFPS's are getting to be more popular on consoles even onlines games.this is how it is CONSOLE FOR EVERYTHING ELSE, a PC are now or going to be an RTS and simulation MACHINE.unless, they'll release a mouse and keyboard for PS3 and X360thus you have a another version of a PC just harder or will take time to pirate games or chip the system.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Dont you ever learn.. The PC always speeds way ahead over the consoles... For now the next gen consoles seems to be like "wow we can make awesome graphics an such for these" But in a matter of months th PC will have better technology and therefore better games. PC aaalways wins the heart of every BIG game developers such as ID, blizzard, valve etc.... PC wins... Console is for beer and fun with yer friends. PC is for serious gameing.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

"Hahaha all you pc fanboy with your expensive pc who is laughing now you wasted your money hahahah ill get a xbox360"hahaha, u know whats funny is u have absolutely no idea. u are a true console fanboy, and us pc ppl have been through this many many times. a pc can do MUCH more than a console can...period. thats all that needs to be said.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

I agree its you pc fanboy that need to wake up piracy and cheating first killed pc it as online sport as no one could trust player skills and now it is scarying developters from making games its just a matter of time :( even tho i love my cool pc it is just a fact that this is happening in 5 to 10 years time most people will be buying consoles for there online uses not a pc only ppl that use it for work will still have a reason to buy

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

guy below meif u are right and in that time everyone is buying consoles, it will just be pc all over again. SO many ppl will mod their consoles and just bypass everything. There are already xbox live emulators which allow u to play with other xblive playes with a modchip enabled, allowing for cheats hacks etc. Anyone on pc who hacks, pirates or mods will be doing it on consoles, thats that.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Anonymousat 4:27 17/8/2005translated: "micro$haft paid me more money than i could ever spend, so now i'm claiming we're going to x360 for a reason other than pure hard cash."Haha, you basically summed it up my good man.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

are they saying that Doom3 gets 80fps on Xbox360...?if so, 80fps isn't really great, if it got 200fps it would tell me that Xbox360 is capable of handling Increadbly realistic visuals, but Doom3 did have quiet awesome graphics, so 80 fps does still give me hope of seeing amazing visuals...

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

are they saying that Doom3 gets 80fps on Xbox360...?if so, 80fps isn't really great, if it got 200fps it would tell me that Xbox360 is capable of handling Increadbly realistic visuals, but Doom3 did have quiet awesome graphics, so 80 fps does still give me hope of seeing amazing visuals...well a little better then what we saw on doom3.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

But it's true... Wait and see n00bs. HAH HAH. And the pirate dude. They're pirating console games aswell already.And by the way you xbox360 "fanboys".Well I am a PC "fanboy". Though I'm gonna buy the PS3. PS3 will kick gayXboX630's ass so hard. And then the PC will be better anyway. 360 doesnt even support blueray or anything.Plus the games we've seen on xbox630 this far doesnt look that exiting. Not nextgen. They actually look bad.I mean look at the next gen PCgames

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

"at 8:22 19/8/2005id like to see u ge ur pc to hd resolution on ultra mode gfx with a good 4/8x AA and AF and get 80FPS. Thats right u cant."BWAAHAHA... Of course we can. I even has 16x AA and AF forced on. Maxed out settings and get over 100 fps.btw. doom3 isnt nextgen. So microsoft blabbering about how many fps their "next-gen" console has in doom 3 is rather silly.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Of corse they love the Xbox 360 M$ is givieng them s**t to dev for it <<Doom 3 is nextgen..lest it was when it came ut on the Xbox and I bet they used the no see no render trick to get it to run on the Xbox MA HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH no bad...*cough* Far Cry is another Nextgenish game,but then the Xbox has the most power of the consoles so whos surpised about the Xbox getting power hungery games?PS2 has densent power and ALOT of games and the Cube has its cube only games whitch amkes it worth owening.

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Dumb f**king kids...has a game developer i have to say that you really have no clue do you? PC´s are not gonna f**king die...if they do where the hell are we gonna make our "precious console games" for retards like you that dont know how a game works...f**k sake ...grow up

iD Loves X360 - PS3 Not Yet

Peter North .... game developers are normal ppl to you konw..they also like to check websites like Megagames...and let me tell you something from the tests that i have done to Xbox 2 its gonna give u much more then 80 fps and they have some tricks not revealed yet

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