id Brags About Rage: "Best-Looking Console Game"
It seems another PC-oriented developer is bragging that their new game will be the "best-looking" one yet on consoles.
We heard this on a frequent basis from Crytek in regards to Crysis 2 and while that game turned out extremely well, we at PSXE don't quite agree that it's the most impressive graphical presentation on consoles. Well, not on the PlayStation 3, at any rate. But now, we're hearing a similar claim from id Software, the team that will give us Rage in October. According to Ripten, id boss John Carmack says they've "always pushed the limits of cutting edge technology with their games," and they're doing it again with Rage. The result?
"We are arguably the best looking game on the consoles today and the point is we are running at two times the frame rate of what other people might argue is the best looking console game."
There's no doubt that what we've seen from Rage thus far has been extremely impressive, and we have super high hopes for the game. Haven't heard much of anything from id since Quake, but whatever. I keep getting this feeling that PC developers, with all their bragging and boasting, don't ever really play console games.
With Uncharted 2 (and Uncharted 3) and Gran Turismo 5, among others (like KZ2 and KZ3), I think console exclusives have stated their case, and I really didn't see Crysis 2 vastly outstripping such accomplishments. On monster PCs, that's a little different but they're always talking about "the best-looking console game."
Well, if you think so, Carmack. You guys just always seem a little too...separated from the rest of the gaming world sometimes.
Related Game(s): RAGE
7/1/2011 10:43:02 AM Ben Dutka