id Software Halts Mobile Development To Finish Doom 4

id Software Halts Mobile Development To Finish Doom 4

id Software has decided to halt all mobile development until Doom 4 is finished.

Studio cofounder, John Carmck, expressed his sadness for the decision but explained that the talents working on mobile titles were needed for Doom 4.

"I love doing the mobile work - taking that time, spending a month, a year or something working on a mobile project," he said.

"It was looked at as something that, yes, this is fun, this is fun for the company and it's entertaining and it makes money, but it's not a grand slam sort of thing on there. The Bethesda family really is about swinging for the fences."

Carmack revealed that id Software’s mobile team was working on two new games; one of them is basically finished. Nonetheless, both projects are put on hold until Doom 4 is in the clear.

"I hope we get back to mobile in various ways in the future," Carmack explained, "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."

Carmack refused to pin down a release window for Doom 4.