Say what you will about its gameplay, but Doom 3
was a visually stunning game for those who had the PC
gaming rig to play it. We say this to remind you that id Software's John Carmack and his cohorts at id Software are
technical wizards when it comes to presentation. As the next generation of consoles prepare to launch, Carmack is
backing the first man out the gate: Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Speaking to PC Gamer, Carmack discusses the
challenges with programming for consoles with multiple processors: "they can quote these incredibly high numbers
of giga-flops or tera-flops or whatever, but in reality...they're significantly slower than a modern high-end PC."
Carmack has made a living in the PC gaming field, so naturally's he is going to be a bit biased, but he still praises
the PS3 and Xbox 360 for their graphics systems.
That said, Carmack does call the Xbox 360 a "really
sweet development system," noting that Microsoft's recently-launched console "will probably be id's primary
development platform" - so if you are a console gamer who has to get his or her Wolfenstein
assured it'll likely make it to the Xbox 360. Let's hope, though, that they get more accustomed to fixing some of the
lag issue found in Quake IV
[Update: fixed a typo or three.