id Software comments on the Xbox 360

The four key owners of id Software were on G4tv last night, and they had some interesting quotes that I thought I’d highlight in case you missed them:

John Carmack: ?oXbox 360 has far and away the best development tools?

John Carmack: ?o[talks about software development support]?and the hardware is comparable?

Geoff: ?oSo you don’t think PS3 is going to more powerful [than Xbox 360]??
John Carmack: ?oPS3 is probably marginally more powerful, in terms of raw flops and graphic operations, but that’s not really the best way to look at things. When you look at these development cycles that stretch over years and years, being 20% easier to develop on is much more important than being 20% more powerful.?

John Carmack: ?oI make little nitpicky decisions about say, well, I prefer the symmetric approach that MS has over the asymmetric Cell approach, but you can do great games on either one of them, and I make fundamental decisions based on development tools and depth of documentation, which Microsoft has been superior on.?

In case you missed it, here is the schedule of when this episode will run again.