Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

John Carmack on RAGE

Carmack on Rage on Gamasutra is an interview with id Software technical director John Carmack, discussing technical details about RAGE, id's upcoming first-person shooter. Topics include MegaTexture, framerates (and how discernable the differences are being 30, 60, and 120 FPS), engine licensing, developing for multiple platforms, integrated graphics (he says they "expect Rage to be able to run 30 frames per second on Sandy Bridge cards), and more.

View
33. Re: John Carmack on RAGE Aug 22, 2011, 12:50 ^Drag0n^
 
Theo wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 10:46:
how many of the games valve released since HL2 have been there own internally developed IP?

Being fair to this one, I believe TF2, Portal, Portal2, DOD, L4d, and L4D 2 all count as Valve studio titles.

But, being fair to id, Valves engine is a (heavily modified) engine based Q2-era IdTech core (though there is not much left of that codebase now, as id relinquised any IP claims on Valve-used source (sic.) a long time ago).

id hasn't exactly been slouching either; they've released IP as follows: Quake 4, ET: Quake Wars, QuakeLive, RtCW, Wolfenstein, and several mobile-based IP.

I think JohnC said it best in his interview; people using their tech take resources, and even though most of the above id titles were made by 3rd party developers, when you look through the development credits, you see a lot of id personnel listed, lending credence to John's frustration that Rage really didn't get going until late, as a result of working with other studios working with their tech.

I guess my point is, just because the game is stamped with "Splash Damage" or "Raven," don't think for a second that id isn't knee deep in those projects, as they use their engines and IP.

If memory serves, I think it was announced recently that id just passed 100 employees, which sounds like a lot, but is really quite small or a company managing 3 IP projects and engine licensing.

That issue aside, I found much of what he said about the work on the mobile platform to be very interesting; specifically how he's tried to apply file system optimizations from those projects to their PC version.

Random ramblings, I know. But I do love it when we get an opportunity to hear what and how john thinks about their development process...it's always educational.

^D^
 
Avatar 55075
 
"Never start a fight, but always finish it."
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Aug 21, 19:39 Re: John Carmack on RAGE [VG]Reagle
  3. Aug 21, 20:05  Re: John Carmack on RAGE mag
  4. Aug 21, 20:08  Re: John Carmack on RAGE SirKnight
  5. Aug 21, 20:43  Re: John Carmack on RAGE Cutter
  6. Aug 21, 20:49  Re: John Carmack on RAGE Rattlehead
  7. Aug 21, 21:01  Re: John Carmack on RAGE RollinThundr
  10. Aug 21, 21:27   Re: John Carmack on RAGE scratz
  24. Aug 22, 06:47    Re: John Carmack on RAGE Dmitri_M
  11. Aug 21, 21:43   Re: John Carmack on RAGE Bhruic
  12. Aug 21, 21:59    Re: John Carmack on RAGE Jerykk
  14. Aug 21, 22:51     Re: John Carmack on RAGE StingingVelvet
  27. Aug 22, 09:51     Re: John Carmack on RAGE InBlack
  15. Aug 21, 22:54    Re: John Carmack on RAGE RollinThundr
  31. Aug 22, 10:46     Re: John Carmack on RAGE Theo
>> 33. Aug 22, 12:50      Re: John Carmack on RAGE ^Drag0n^
  35. Aug 22, 18:30       Re: John Carmack on RAGE killer_roach
  28. Aug 22, 10:34  Re: John Carmack on RAGE ^Drag0n^
  30. Aug 22, 10:44   Re: John Carmack on RAGE MajorD
  2. Aug 21, 19:58 Re: John Carmack on RAGE StingingVelvet
  8. Aug 21, 21:02  Re: John Carmack on RAGE Beamer
  34. Aug 22, 14:08  Re: John Carmack on RAGE Creston
  9. Aug 21, 21:26 removed her
  13. Aug 21, 22:28 Re: John Carmack on RAGE DangerDog
  16. Aug 21, 23:06 Re: John Carmack on RAGE RaZ0r!
  17. Aug 21, 23:47  Re: John Carmack on RAGE axe1970
  19. Aug 22, 02:09   Re: John Carmack on RAGE Dr. D. Schreber
  32. Aug 22, 11:42   Re: John Carmack on RAGE shponglefan
  18. Aug 22, 00:18  Re: John Carmack on RAGE StingingVelvet
  25. Aug 22, 07:34   Re: John Carmack on RAGE Capitan
  26. Aug 22, 09:29    Re: John Carmack on RAGE wtf_man
  29. Aug 22, 10:38     Re: John Carmack on RAGE xXBatmanXx
  20. Aug 22, 02:25 Re: John Carmack on RAGE saluk
  21. Aug 22, 03:24  Re: John Carmack on RAGE Zefalephelah
  22. Aug 22, 05:54   Re: John Carmack on RAGE finga
  23. Aug 22, 06:00   Re: John Carmack on RAGE Fibrocyte


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo