MDK2 programmers found an easy way around the VRAM problem so I would assume that other developers can do the same. They have some big @ss levels and some pretty heafty textures to boot and they said no problem we\'ll just swap them in and out. They todate run a 60FPS+ so if other developers get off there lazy @ss\'s and learn to build stuff from scratch then they would have nothing to ***** about.
Now as for programming for a PC..... All that Opengl and directx crape leads to one thing. Allmost all games look exactly the same. I have seen midtown madness and several other racers look the same minus the textures. All the production houses do is program or write code to tell a set routing of instructions to take off and do there stuff. This leads to almost all the game looking the same. I personnally have been playing PC games for a decade, and since the introduction of these, lazy mans programming, prebuilt package routines I find the games less enthusiastic and more or less looking exactly the same. I\'m glad sony broke that mold, and are forcing the programmers to go out and build it from scratch. Just look at RRV and Midnight street racing. Those two games were launch titles and they couldn\'t look more different from one another. Now look at Midtown madness, monster truck racing, and test drive 5. Those titles have so many simularities that you loss count. The graphics, same boxy look. The sound same type of cut in and cut out procedure. Why were they like this, because they all run off the same prebuilt routines. Now this is in no way a beat down on the PC or a rise for the PS2, but a congrates to Sony for breaking the mold. The dreamcast works on the same means, with the TDK that sega released before the DC hit the shelves. And nintindo is doing the same, just like the N64, with the gamecube. And as we all know the X-box is built around Directx (hint the X in the X-box, and yes that is where the X came from). I just hope that tring to break the dam and let the water flow like it should doesn\'t come back around and drown Sony.
This is my two cents, take it as you like.