id Software goes mobile

Posted on Monday, Nov 19 2007 @ 02:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Game developer id Software has created a new division called id Mobile, this division will focus on the development of mobile games:
Fountainhead Entertainment Founder and former Director of Business Development at id Software, Katherine Anna Kang, will serve as president of id Mobile. The studio will develop games for cell phones and portables such as DS and PSP. Currently in the pipeline at id Mobile is a mobile version of Wolfenstein as well as a follow-up to the successful Doom RPG.

id is a big believer in mobile platforms (both cell phones and portables). According to the latest report from Juniper Research, revenues from mobile games are expected to reach nearly $10 billion by 2009.

"Worldwide, mobile gaming has the potential to eclipse conventional gaming platforms," said John Carmack, technical director and co-founder, id Software. "The resource constraints of mobile platforms reward technical and design virtuosity, making it a place where we can leverage the historic strengths of our company."

"id Software is known for doing things that don't conform to the status-quo and as a result, they've lead the gaming industry forward through their original ideas, technical prowess and the uncanny ability to see into the future; with id Mobile, that tradition continues," added Katherine Anna Kang, president, id Mobile. "id Mobile is poised to shake up the emerging mobile gaming space."
Source: Game Daily

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