id Software, the developer behind the Doom
franchises and one of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry, is set to develop a new title exclusively for the iPhone according to recent comments.
John Carmack, lead technical whizz at id Software, has long been a fan of mobile systems and has bought adaptations of Orcs and Elves
as well as Doom RPG
to mobiles and DSs everywhere - but is now working on something for the iPhone.
"We have a title we want to develop exclusively for iPhone...I'm not announcing anything specifically, but it would be a graphical tour de force,
" Carmack told Forbes
Anna Kang, president of id Mobile, also added her two cents to the announcement, mentioning that the game "would not be a new IP.
Care to take a guess at what we could be looking at then? A iPhone version of Doom
is probably most likely, though obviously a multiplayer-capable version of Quake 3
would be the holy grail. Let's just hope it isn't Orcs and Elves
, which was a pretty dry and desperate affair for id.
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