Carmack: id Working on Quake 3 iPhone Port, Considering Wii Game

By Nick Breckon, Feb 24, 2009 4:19pm PST id co-founder John Carmack says that his company is currently developing a Quake III port for the iPhone, that may incorporate some of the changes made in the upcoming browser form of the title, Quake Live.

"We have Quake III up and running on the iPhone," said Carmack to MTV. "It needs a new redesign of the render to make it fast enough to be really good playing on the iPhone."

"I've got this interesting decision about it here," he continued. "If we take all that around, we may go back and take all the changes that the Quake Live team has done from the original code base and make more of a modern Quake III Arena based on the Quake Live work."

Carmack also mentioned that his company has been considering Wii development, but that other than a secretive iPhone project, none of id's properties would work well on the Wii.

"We've been pitched and talked about a project to do a title that would fit well on the Wii, and it's actually related to an iPhone title that we're doing," he said.

"But that's still kind of up in the air as to what other developer we would partner with on there. I'd like to do something there, because I love a lot of what Nintendo has done with the Wii and the DS, but it's just out of sync with the developments that are currently going on at id."

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