Carmack on Crysis

Carmack frees Quake on GamesRadar is a Q&A with the id Software Technical Director about Quake Live, id's upcoming free shooter (thanks Voodoo Extreme). Along the way he offers thoughts on Crysis, expressing an interesting perspective from someone who has spent so much time exploring the cutting edge of game engine technology:
Obviously, we have examples like World of Warcraft that show how the PC can be viable and vibrant in its own way. But in terms of first-person shooters, if you look at something like Crysis and say that’s the height of what the PC market can manage, I don’t think that’s necessarily that exciting of a direction for the PC to be going in the future. With Quake Live, we hope that there’s an opportunity for people who’ve never played shooters to give this a try, and with that, the potential of actually growing the PC gaming market. I still have a lot of a faith in simple gameplay formulas - it might not be the game that everyone plays for three hours a day to be the best at, but it’s something that offices, dorms, and schools across America can have fun with.
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Carmack is far from past it and I agree with his comments.
The Crysis point is valid, I played it ( on XP ) and enjoyed as a SP game, but with a day or two of completing it it was forgotten.
I still drive into Quake3 either from my old Linux machine or my much newer XP/Linux machine for an hour of DM action.

Quake Live will continue that and enable me to have a little lunch time or 5pm action from work too. Cool.

No way my work machines or my old Linux machine could run Crysis!

currently my fav game is ETQW I think the graphics are pretty good - megatexture for me is cool - being able to play from Linux 64bit or Windows XP is much more useful though.

As to Valve being the new id : HL2 was another play and forget for me, some cool ideas, engine and graphics were okay, nothing to rave about. I hate Steam so since I built my new machine I haven't bothered installing it again.

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