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Gabe is teh scared of next-gen consoles.
| Posted by djshamrock on Jul 27th 05 05:48 AM


In an interview with Next Gen Valve's Gabe Newell was alittle 'concerned' with the obstacles they will face in creating code for next-gen consoles. This coming from a guy who had only a couple of  years to make HL2 and released it bug free? No way!

Apparantly he was so upset he ended up blowing all of next months 'donut fund' last night. And he and Krispy Kreme Inc. lived happily ever after, the end. Sleeeeeeeep.

"Technologically, I think every game developer should be terrified of the next generation of processors. Your existing code, you can just throw it away. It's not going to be helpful in creating next generation game titles," said Newell.

"Most of the problems of getting these systems running on these multicore processors are not solved. They are doctoral theses, not known implementation problems. So it's not even clear that over the lifespan of these next generation systems that they will be solved problems. The amount of time it takes to get a good multicore engine running, the Xbox 360 might not even be on the market any longer. That should scare the crap out of everybody."

Newell cautions "Really good engineers are going to be much more valuable and engineers who used to be valuable writing game code in the previous generation may end up becoming thorns in the side of key programmers who can write multi-core game code."

I'm sure Gabers can get a few programmers from EA to help him out since they are all 'brahs' now.


 
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