Quake 4 huh?
Looks as if "iD" is trying to recapture the fun it orignally started off with... and like all underground cult hits once it goes public, then, eventually it becomes commercial that's when it becomes a matter of selling to the highest bidder. T-shirts, baseball caps, sneaker, lemonade stands.. Hell hot dogs "too!" The whole damn corporate sellout.
... "It's always fun arriving on earth in the empty mind and unpolluted body of a child..."
But once you come of age (should you mature appropriately... seems rather difficult for some humans) the sugar coated attractions that once seemed so unforgetable/ impressionable. Becomes the old repeated delapidated products of mankinds social stabs at bring enjoyment ("DAMN!" I sound like a synic ???)to our long out grown faces we had as children.
What am I trying to say? I have know "F'ing idea!"
I'll try to make my point though: I think iD is just doing what it needs to survive so if anything fails they can point the finger at the new developer... not the engine.
Much like how Carmack diss'ed uh? uh? ritual for their attempt at making "Heavy Metal 2000" with the Q3 engine.
Microsoft probably owns half of iD anyway.
I remember when Carmack would post comments in past '.plan files' stating that Microsoft is making a big mistake not using OpenGL as the rendering API and how he would never cave in to such a giant toads short sightedness... Well a few years later looks like the toad has pissed on him and has he's acquired a few warts... Now J.C. is an inductee of the "Xbox-hair club for men"
Now we have DirectX R' Us (granted Direct3D does wonders for crummy 3DFX only games... if it supports Direct 3D)
Only the future will reveal if any of these 3-4 year in the making games will have any luster... if you ask me it seems an awfully long wait to be impressed by technolgy that's superceded even before it hits the chalk board.
personally I wish nvidia would bring this MPU to light and end this techo crap that's flooding the market place. But who knows... Will there even be a relevant OS to play games on? Now that Microsoft is forcing developers to make games for Xbox and trash canning 16/32 bit OS like Win9x...
Like I said I can't wait to see what the future has to unfold.
-The Dude- This comment was edited on Jul 10, 19:42.