Valve on Xbox Half-Life 2

Following up on the story below, GameSpyDaily has a report up quoting Valve's Doug Lombardi that contradicts the notion that their shooter sequel will not be released for Microsoft's console system:
"Half-Life 2 is planned for the PC and Xbox. We've announced the shipping date for the PC version, and we'll announce a shipping date for the Xbox version later in the year."
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I know next to nothing about graphics but from what I've read, the Nvidia GPU in the Xbox is quite sophisticated and its PC counterparts are just now catching up.

Hehe. Hump, it is REALLY obvious that you don't know much about graphics, indeed, so I'll be kind and say that that statement is "somewhat" off the mark.

More likely, what you read is that games (not just on the PC, but pretty much on any platform, insofar as you can directly compare) are now beginning to scratch the surface of what's POSSIBLE with the graphics chip that's inside the Xbox.

However, the Geforce 3 (yes yes, Geforce 3 / 4 hybrid, whatever, it's still a Geforce 3 to me) that's in the Xbox is not exactly the pinnacle of graphic divinity anymore. Radeon 9700/9800, GeforceTi4600/4800, GeforceFXUltra5600-5900 etc all crush it without even trying.
Especially the DirectX9 cards are so much more advanced it's not really even funny (considering that the Xbox is, what, a year and a half old now?).

Ofcourse, in order to find games that will actually USE all the goodness provided by the new SOTA graphics cards... Doom 3 presumably, but probably not even that.

But, I don't think the Graphics are the problem in the Xbox, it will be the rather severely limited CPU.

Creston


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