eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 8, 2011, 07:02:
If with innovate you mean downgrading the graphics on a PC back to 1997 while required 3gb of Vram and 22gb of HD space to do it.. then yeah
He hasn't innovated or influenced anything the past 5 years - in fact other game developers truly innovated like Frostbite 2 or the CryEngine 3 for example. He simply invented a way to waste texture memory with 0 gains in gameplay while making everything a blurry mess upclose.
Carmack made a console game, and with that he is no longer influencing pc gaming, in fact the only thing hes good for now is a bad example on how not to do it.
Yeah, I'm sure that on a deep technological level Tech5 is very impressive, but to the gamer it's the results that count. And the result is that this engine suffers from all kinds of limitations for very very very few benefits. Yes, the rocks are pretty. Hurrah?
Congrats Carmack. You've made an engine that's apparently aimed at amateur Geologists.
CrestonThis comment was edited on Oct 8, 2011, 12:19.