During tonight's chat MK co-creator, Ed Boon
, mentioned that Midway has scrapped plans to use the next-generation in house Zeus II chip and have decided to go with one from 3dfx
for arcade versions of MK5
. Given the planned development schedule, it is very likely that MK5 will use a variation of 3dfx's code-named "Rampage
" graphics chip, which has been under development by 3dfx
for over 20 months. "Rampage
" has been planned for a First Half 2000 release and promises to revolutionize 3D graphics the same way Voodoo Graphics did. Furthermore, Ed elaborated by stating that it blows everything away -- including the PSX2.