CunningSmile wrote:Carmack worships at the altar of technology so anything from id will always place story a very distant second to the soft and hardware considerations. It is starting to make them seem less and less relevant in the modern industry.
Excellent comment Cunning, although I will say I think the Carmacks of the world do have an important place in the modern industry, from a marketing point of view at least, to paraphrase an old marketing term, "Eye-candy sells". Unfortunately the industry is driven by marketing and shareholders. I will also say his like do have a important roll to play in technology.... they certainly hold sway over GFX chip companies.
I'll admit to being a complete graphics ho, but like these two posters I'd also like to see gameplay and for me more importantly, story at the forefront.... but above that in the 'next-gen' I'd love to see a concentration on improving AI.... if we have to keep getting endless FPS franschise releases then I want to see enemy with hundreds of different behaviours, not just a handful. Unfortunately at the moment, I think being an AI programmer is not seen as being the 'cool' job or giving the correct level of importance in the industry.