How Microsoft is scared of Blu-ray while Sony is forcing extra dev time.
By Philip Kollar, 08/01/2008
1UP is having a blast at QuakeCon (as you can see Shawn Elliott's first day tour video), but we also have to do some serious work. For example, sitting down with id mastermind John Carmack to discuss Doom 4, Rage, and a whole lot more. The full 16-minute video interview is above, but read on for some of the highlights.
While discussing the difference between developing games for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, Carmack admitted that he wants hardcore id fans to help influence Microsoft's business practices. He also confirmed something that was hinted at in yesterday's news that Rage will be squeezed onto two DVDs: Microsoft charges developers more to publish games on multiple discs for their system. Carmack speculates quite logically that this is probably due to Microsoft not wanting to look bad next to the significant storage capabilities of the PS3's Blu-ray disc technology.