Id Software Shelves Mobile Plans Indefinitely

John Carmack, the brains behind the Doom and Rage series, said yesterday that Id Software has closed their mobile division in an effort to focus their resources on completing Doom 4. Carmack, the company’s founder and technical director, explained the situation yesterday during his QuakeCon 2012 keynote speech, reports The Verge.

Carmack said:

I hope we get back to mobile in various ways in the future, but the big real aim is blockbuster AAA titles, and for Id that means Doom 4, it means that we get the whole company behind that after we get Doom 3: BFG Edition out the door, essentially everybody will be focused on Doom 4 as a project.”

Doom 4 currently has no release date, so it’s anyone’s guess as to when the company’s mobile team may be reassembled.

Carmack also noted that they have a finished iOS game that they haven’t released yet. “We’re going to hold off until some appropriate time– maybe we can do it with the Doom 3: BFG stuff on there,” he said, referring to a remastered version of Doom 3 that will come out on consoles and PCs in October.

[Via The Verge]

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