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Carmack on id's Cancelled Game & Console Schedules

There's a three-part video interview with John Carmack on the YouTube where the id Software Technical Director chats about various topics with Polish magazine CD-Action (at least they didn't name it Floppy Disc Action), as noted on Digital Foundry. Here's part one, here's part two, and here's part three. The audio is rough, but audible, and there several points of interest along the way, including a passing reference noted by VG247 on the aborted title they were working on "before we rebooted into Rage," though no real details on the cancelled project are offered. Another comment that's getting a lot of play is highlighted here, as he expresses an opinion about console release schedules: "Whether Sony wants to jump the gun to prevent the same sort of 360 lag from happening to them again seems likely. As developers, we would really like to see this generation stretch as long as possible. We'd like to see it be quite a few more years before the next gen console comes out, but I suspect one will end up shipping something earlier rather than later."

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8. Re: Carmack on id's Cancelled Game & Console Schedules Aug 11, 2009, 18:40 peteham
 
Sony has invested so much in the PS3 and still not have not seen a profit... they have Blu-Ray and lots of price cuts to come, and I think they will stick with the PS3 for quite a long time attempting to get what they can from it.
There is one other factor to this though. Sony obviously used the PS3 to push Blu-ray. If the PS3 helped BD win the format war, which in my opinion it probably did even if amount of contribution is debatable, then you could say it has and will be quite profitable. BD licensing costs are reportedly ridiculous, and will no doubt provide Sony with significant income for years to come.

This comment was edited on Aug 11, 2009, 19:28.
 
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