id Software Opens Mobile Division, Sets Plans For Quake and Wolfenstein
Mobile phone have turned into the Americas of the 21st century and no self-respecting developer would miss the opportunity to expand into the new territory. id Software made no exception and now announces that an entire mobile division popped up in its yard.
November 16, 2007
"We are operating on the assumption that mobile gaming has a potential for huge growth," Carmack told USA Today. "It's at a tipping point. Everybody has a phone, and almost every phone is powerful enough to do good games on it.
The first development plans for the division revolve around id's well-known IPs: both Quake and Wolfenstein are to have mobile versions of their on, while Doom RPG will have a sequel.
Doom RPG was released two years ago and managed to sell over 1 million copies. Last year id launched another mobile title dubbed Orcs & Elves, with sales of around 400,000 units. This December will see id launch Orcs & Elves II, with EA Mobile acting as publisher.