Gamers Don't Need Vista or DX 10 Says Carmack

In an interview with Marcus Yam at Daily Tech legendary PC/Console game creator John Carmack holds forth on DirectX 10: 'Personally, I wouldn't jump at something like DX10 right now. I would let things settle out a little bit and wait until there's a really strong need for it.' and then zings Microsoft's marketers over DX10's mandatory use of the Vista OS: 'Carmack then said that he's quite satisfied with Windows XP, going as far to say that Microsoft is artificially forcing gamers to move to Windows Vista for DX10.' There are a few good tidbits on Xbox 360 vs. PS3 development, and a fairly clear disinterest in Wii as a platform for his company's products is shown

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achira5224d ago

he is right with this point. dx10 is not need, ms fools all ppl. win xp is surely faster for games than win vista. ppl should not buy this useless product.

Marriot VP5224d ago


I believe you, and will not buy vista or get a DX10 video card

Raist5224d ago

good ol' carmack.

I guess he thinks what we only need is his wonderful games.
He should just stfu and do the stuff he's only good at, 3D engines. Because his games suck as well.

nice_cuppa5224d ago

i look forward to comparing wolfenstein 360 (dx9+) to crysis (dx10)

will be a while though.

MissAubrey5223d ago

you dont need it but ofcourse people always want the latest. just like we dont need HD DVD or blu ray so whatever.