Carmack blames Sony for inferior multiplatform title versions, says he prefers Xbox 360

Posted By | On 16th, Oct. 2011 Under Industry News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


John Carmack, whose new game Rage got recently received and got great scores on us on both the Xbox 360 and PS3, says he prefers Microsoft’s console over Sony’s. He says that both of them are pretty close in  raw power, and that he can make “benchmark” titles for both of them, but he prefers the Xbox 360 more.

When asked which of the two was more powerful, Carmack replied: “I can make benchmarks that will show either the PS3 or 360 to be superior, so they are close, but I prefer the trades on the 360.”

He blames Sony for this, and for several inferior versions of multiplatform games as compared to the Xbox 360 versions, saying that buffered hard drive IO and little OS memory are the major concerns.

“Convince Sony to allow unbuffered hard drive IO and/or free up more OS mem and we can make it better,” he said in another reply.

Pretty harsh, some would say, but to be fair, many other developers have had similar complaints from the PS3. Do you agree with Carmack? Do you think the 360 has better versions of multiplatform titles? Sound off in the comments section.

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  • He couldnt even get he’s latest amazing “engine” run on high end PC’s..
    Its a Blurry Mess on all platdforms.

    Carmack hasn’t been rellevent in a decade, all their games suck and are mediocre at best.
    Stop taking the dude’s statments as anything other then money talk.

    • Ron

      Diago, do u have anything objective to say or are you just going on a fanboy rant? I own a PS3 and 360. Love em both. John Carmack is a smart guy and he is speaking in technical terms, not anecdotally. Generically saying all of his stuff sucks makes you sound like an upset 13 year old.

    • Ron

      Sorry, that was uncalled for. I’m just looking for actual technical arguments. Just bashing Carmack doesn’t do any good.

    • SO HERE WE HAVE IT, The spoiled fankid blames his tools for his work thats been shit….Wonder if he blames the PS3 for the fucking PC being fucked up as well then.

      He blames Sony for this, and for several inferior versions of multiplatform games as compared to the Xbox 360 versions, saying that buffered hard drive IO and little OS memory are the major concerns?

      So if thats the case WHY? is Vanquish / GTA IV / Final Fantasy XIII / Bioshock 2 / Dragons age: Origins / BFBC2 / BF3 / Dead Space 1&2 /….Borderlands MUCH better on PS3 than 360?.

      I tell ya why. The developers know what they were doing. Look at how VALVE treated PS3, ( Until Valve figured out how to make games for PS3 ) then realised it was in fact better than 360 and it’s network ( Portal 2 proves that fact ). So john carmack is a MS fankid that can’t even make a game with NEW tech-.

      Ratings prove this to be the case on metacritic
      http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/rage
      http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/rage
      http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/rage
      Now look at the USER SCORE? that my friend speaks for itself

      Now look at portal 2
      http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/portal-2
      http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/portal-2
      http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/portal-2

      Funny that other developers don’t have Carmacks problems ain’t it lol

      He must be annoyed that his game hasn’t even made it on the 1st page of meta-
      http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/available/xbox360/metascore?view=condensed&hardware=all

      So after all this time, his game FAILED, and all he can do is blame the consoles AND pc for it lol.

      YEAH RIGHT !!

    • I agree with Diago. How can he talk smack about the PS3 when his game is a freaking mess on the platform he’s supposed to be an “EXPERT” of with “HIGHER MEMORY” and “BETTER IO PERFORMANCE”.
      I’m still waiting for that fix Mr. Carwreck -_-

  • So… Carmak prefers the 360… whoop-de-doo! Rage still looks superb on the PS3 and his comments mean not a thing to anyone whom have some sort of life…. so just chill and fly.


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