Lead iD Software programmer John Carmack doesn’t believe Apple gets it yet.
In a recent interview with GameDaily, he criticized Apple for their approach to gaming and even admitted to having had a “heated argument” with Steve Jobs at the WWDC. He does go on to touch briefly on the idea of creating for Android.
We’ve certainly been looking at it but Steve Jobs and I have not been seeing really eye to eye on a lot of important issues. We were in a fairly heated argument at the last WWDC and we’ve had a few follow-ups. The honest truth right now is that Apple’s not exactly hugely supportive of this.
When they finally allowed games to be put on the iPod… in many ways it’s one of the worst environments to develop games for. I expressed my fears directly to Steve Jobs that some of these mistakes might be carried over to the iPhone, so they’re at least aware of all of them, but they’re not giving any spectacular signs that it’s going to be a big deal for them in the next year.