Geld ja, het draait allemaal om geld . GA-Source geeft ons het antwoord:
Hey Mark, why is the first demo of Unreal Tournament going to be on an API as ancient/unsupported as Glide-only?
Glide is probably the LEAST ancient of the major APIs. OpenGL has been around a lot longer. I think Direct3D has been around longer than Glide but only recently (with DirectX6) became a really good API to work with. DirectX7 looks extremely promising (see Tim Sweeney's discussion about DirectX7 at unreal.epicgames.com).
BUT, to answer your question, the reason why the UT demo is being released first (by at least 3 days) on Glide is because several months ago GT and 3DFX signed a very lucrative bundling deal to include Unreal Tournament with some versions of their Voodoo3 card. So 3DFX earned the right to have a little bit of publicity for the demo release. 3 or 4 days (it might be a little longer thanks to Hurricane Floyd!) isn't a big wait for a free downloadable demo, is it?
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