Carmack: id Bringing Three Quakes to iPhone

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id Software's John Carmack today confirmed to Shacknews that the company plans to bring three of its Quake titles to the iPhone platform--though Carmack himself may not be heavily involved in the projects.

"We will be trying to put some other developers on the future classic titles," said Carmack. "I don't think I'm going to be doing all of the work on Quake, Quake 2 and Quake Arena on there."

Added the Carmack: "I may need to go in there and make sure certain specific things are done the way I want them to be."

As for his future plans on the platform, the ZeniMax acquisition will apparently change little in id's aggressive mobile strategy. A version of the company's upcoming shooter Rage is being considered for the platform, while Wolfenstein RPG, Doom 2 RPG and Doom Classic--a port of the original Doom with multiplayer support--are planned for release.

"ZeniMax is behind the iPhone," he said. "Todd Howard at Bethesda is a huge iPhone fan. I don't think anything likely is going to change."

"I certainly want to do this MegaTexture demo for the 3GS stuff, work on that myself," added Carmack of his ambitious plans to apply the id Tech 5 technology to the mobile platform. We'll have more with Carmack in an interview to be published later today.

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    June 29, 2009 10:48 AM

    I can't really get into shooters on the phone, but I could see a racer like Rage.

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      June 29, 2009 11:50 AM

      Why not just buy a game that is 100% racer and not 33% racer?

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        June 29, 2009 12:19 PM

        I was thinking the same thing about Oblivion. Why not make a game that is 100% cooking mama, not 99% spells and swords and 1% making stuff. How dumb was that idea? They did the same thing with the horses, why get all of shitty 1st/3rd person combat in the way of my Barbie Pony sim?

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          June 29, 2009 1:55 PM

          Sometimes these cross genre games kick a lot of ass and define a new sub-genre.

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        June 29, 2009 3:56 PM

        They could make 3 games. Rage - RPG, Rage - Raceing, and Rage - FPS