id Software to develop for iPhone

Written by Joe Martin

July 31, 2008 // 9:55 a.m.

Tags: #apple #doom #id #iphone #mac #quake

id Software, the developer behind the Doom and Quake 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 or Quake 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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