id Software’s John Carmack has recently confirmed that the gaming company’s legendary title, Orcs & Elves, is in development for the iPhone. Not much is known at this stage, except that we’ll see the game hitting the AppStore near the end of the year — actually, Carmack said he’ll start serious work on the game before year’s end, and since we think he’s a smart guy, it wouldn’t take too long after he’s involved.
Moreover, we’ve heard Orcs & Elves for iPhone will be based on the Nintendo DS version of the game, but with updated graphics and new content. In addition and as expected, the game controls will be changed to reflect the “touch reality” of the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The sad news is that we have to wait for at least few more months. The reason for this is apparent lack of personnel within id Software, and the development itself had begun later than expected. Hopefully, once released, it will be a well worth waited titled. Can’t wait. 🙂