MTV.com had an interesting interview with id Software's John Carmack. Carmack discussed their plans for iPhone projects and revealed that they are working on bringing their classic games to the iPhone:

But literally before I came in on this interview, I was going around poking with some of our old titles. I’m really looking forward to bringing over an id classics line — start with “Wolfenstein 3D” and go through “Doom” and “Quake” and bring pretty much all of them over to the iPhone because I’m a really big booster of the platform. And it frustrates me to no end that here we are without product yet shipping in the iPhone. We’ve had a couple of thwarted attempts at different things. I’m frustrated about it and trying to do something about it. [laughs]

Carmack notes that they have Quake III already up and running on the iPhone.

Aside from these classic games, Carmack discusses their plans to bring Wolfenstein RPG to the iPhone though he admits its not a "designed-from-the-ground-up-for-the-iPhone game".

For that, they have another title that they are working on using some existing id assets and is described as "graphically impressive". No official release date just yet.

  • Kevin

    nice

  • Kevin

    nice

  • Pinachina

    I... might have lost my breath... This is definitely a megaton announcement in my book! I dunno about anyone else's book, but in my book, Quake 3 on iPhone means SOOOO much!

  • Pinachina

    I... might have lost my breath... This is definitely a megaton announcement in my book! I dunno about anyone else's book, but in my book, Quake 3 on iPhone means SOOOO much!

  • http://twitter.com/michaelq Michael

    Woop de doo !!

    Will this be before or after all Teh Awesome ID games he promised for Mac 18 months ago?

  • http://twitter.com/michaelq Michael

    Woop de doo !!

    Will this be before or after all Teh Awesome ID games he promised for Mac 18 months ago?

  • http://www.hgrenade.com h.grenade

    I would never get anything done if I could play Quake III Arena on the iPhone! The thought is amazing and scary. Productive days... gone : )

  • http://www.hgrenade.com h.grenade

    I would never get anything done if I could play Quake III Arena on the iPhone! The thought is amazing and scary. Productive days... gone : )

  • FlyingToasterz

    god i nearly crapped my pants when i read this. THIS GONE BE AWESOME

  • FlyingToasterz

    god i nearly crapped my pants when i read this. THIS GONE BE AWESOME

  • Kamazar

    Ok, this retro I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike!

  • Kamazar

    Ok, this retro I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike!

  • Demonshade

    Boom and quake 3: Arena are available for the iphone via jailbreaking.

  • Demonshade

    Boom and quake 3: Arena are available for the iphone via jailbreaking.

  • Ahiru

    i hope doom has multiplayer o_O would be awesome some rocket launcher deathmatches!

  • Ahiru

    i hope doom has multiplayer o_O would be awesome some rocket launcher deathmatches!

  • PARRANOYA

    Wow ---what an amazing effort ---they will be the SECOND group to publish their OWN game to the iPhone ----what an accomplishment :(

  • PARRANOYA

    Wow ---what an amazing effort ---they will be the SECOND group to publish their OWN game to the iPhone ----what an accomplishment :(

  • MrJones

    “designed-from-the-ground-up-for-the-iPhone game” l-o-l
    =)

  • MrJones

    “designed-from-the-ground-up-for-the-iPhone game” l-o-l
    =)

  • mute

    of course they have quake 3 up and running. they just downloaded it from cydia

  • mute

    of course they have quake 3 up and running. they just downloaded it from cydia

  • Dave

    speaking with knowledge,
    if Carmack is working on the iphone to do something "graphically impressive," we are in for a shocker

  • Dave

    speaking with knowledge,
    if Carmack is working on the iphone to do something "graphically impressive," we are in for a shocker

  • thenewconfession

    this story made my day, i can't wait for wolf3d on my phone!

  • thenewconfession

    this story made my day, i can't wait for wolf3d on my phone!

  • http://www.bestdvdeditingsoftware.com/ Jorge Blanco

    Gaming on the iPhone just keeps getting better and better. The iPhone just jumped to no.1 in my wish list. If only I weren't tied to this contract I would have switched months ago... Anyway, I can still dream about it :)

  • http://www.bestdvdeditingsoftware.com/ Jorge Blanco

    Gaming on the iPhone just keeps getting better and better. The iPhone just jumped to no.1 in my wish list. If only I weren't tied to this contract I would have switched months ago... Anyway, I can still dream about it :)

  • allcaps

    I would or pissed if I was on the quake 3 porting team. You work hard and Carmack comes along and says: "We have quake 3 running on the iPhone." Even though the porter quake 3 is very impressive, no doubt Carmack's version will be much better, graphicly and control-wise. As for the "graphicly impressive" thing he has in store for us, it will probably blow out brains out.

  • allcaps

    I would or pissed if I was on the quake 3 porting team. You work hard and Carmack comes along and says: "We have quake 3 running on the iPhone." Even though the porter quake 3 is very impressive, no doubt Carmack's version will be much better, graphicly and control-wise. As for the "graphicly impressive" thing he has in store for us, it will probably blow out brains out.

  • HyperTapper

    @Jorge Blanco

    You can simply buy an iPod Touch-it's cheaper, and has no service plan.
    Cons: No camera or microphone (although a special external mic can be plugged in), as well as no calling or 3g.

  • HyperTapper

    @Jorge Blanco

    You can simply buy an iPod Touch-it's cheaper, and has no service plan.
    Cons: No camera or microphone (although a special external mic can be plugged in), as well as no calling or 3g.

  • http://www.talkingfuture.com talkingfuture.com

    Excellent news. Can't wait to play these.

  • http://www.talkingfuture.com talkingfuture.com

    Excellent news. Can't wait to play these.

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  • Jc

    ill believe it when i see it

  • Jc

    ill believe it when i see it

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Just hope the control doesn't suckzz ..

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    Just hope the control doesn't suckzz ..

  • http://twitter.com/monkeyrotica monkeyrotica

    Michael nailed it. I'll believe it when I see it. Carmack made a lot of game promises to the Mac community years ago. So far, Quake Live is PC-only.

  • http://twitter.com/monkeyrotica monkeyrotica

    Michael nailed it. I'll believe it when I see it. Carmack made a lot of game promises to the Mac community years ago. So far, Quake Live is PC-only.

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  • majordude

    id is an awesome company. Very innovative. I hope they aren't yanking our chains on this one.

  • majordude

    id is an awesome company. Very innovative. I hope they aren't yanking our chains on this one.

  • Zurie

    I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to carmack about 3D design and 3D Game engine design and some of the ideas and concepts he had were insane. Alot of people don't quite grasp that he is the Godfather of 3D gaming.... They think he programmed a game in 1985 that looked like NES and thats it. this man is a genius, his doom engine is beautiful, and I am looking forward to seeing what he can produce on a iphone.

  • Zurie

    I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to carmack about 3D design and 3D Game engine design and some of the ideas and concepts he had were insane. Alot of people don't quite grasp that he is the Godfather of 3D gaming.... They think he programmed a game in 1985 that looked like NES and thats it. this man is a genius, his doom engine is beautiful, and I am looking forward to seeing what he can produce on a iphone.

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  • http://www.zodttd.com ZodTTD

    No wonder my submission of Quake is still waiting for approval by Apple for AppStore. Guess Apple likes to play favorites when approving open source ports listed for free. ;)

    Lets hope you do better than a port and give it the full out iPhone hardware support it definitely needs. Either way, congrats on breaking into AppStore.

    - ZodTTD

  • http://www.zodttd.com ZodTTD

    No wonder my submission of Quake is still waiting for approval by Apple for AppStore. Guess Apple likes to play favorites when approving open source ports listed for free. ;)

    Lets hope you do better than a port and give it the full out iPhone hardware support it definitely needs. Either way, congrats on breaking into AppStore.

    - ZodTTD

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  • TKO

    Carmack's experience will do a lot for the iPhone. I thought the price of Wolfenstein on the iPhone was a little steep, but I bought it anyway and *wow* it's good. Yeah, sure the title may be old, but even considering that ..its startup speed, the functionality of the UI, the slick-smooth visuals, and the really *controllable* game impressed me heaps. It's the first first-person game on the iPhone I've played where I wasn't tensed up ready to fight the over-sensitive controls.

    He also had the balls not to clutter up the controls. No need to click to open or change weapons. Well thought out.

    Can't wait for doom. The rest I can take or leave. ..hmmm. (segue..) Maybe someone should do Shogo. Yeah. That would be cool. :)

  • TKO

    Carmack's experience will do a lot for the iPhone. I thought the price of Wolfenstein on the iPhone was a little steep, but I bought it anyway and *wow* it's good. Yeah, sure the title may be old, but even considering that ..its startup speed, the functionality of the UI, the slick-smooth visuals, and the really *controllable* game impressed me heaps. It's the first first-person game on the iPhone I've played where I wasn't tensed up ready to fight the over-sensitive controls.

    He also had the balls not to clutter up the controls. No need to click to open or change weapons. Well thought out.

    Can't wait for doom. The rest I can take or leave. ..hmmm. (segue..) Maybe someone should do Shogo. Yeah. That would be cool. :)

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    well, i bought wolfentein and the control works!

    I tot, I wouldn't like it as I've only played the free demo on my pc. But, playing it on my iphone is pretty smooth and I just can't wait for Doom and Quake on my iphone!!

    Drools...

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    well, i bought wolfentein and the control works!

    I tot, I wouldn't like it as I've only played the free demo on my pc. But, playing it on my iphone is pretty smooth and I just can't wait for Doom and Quake on my iphone!!

    Drools...