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Id co-founder: mobile devices will be as powerful as today's consoles within two years

Id Software has taken that whole “can it play Doom” challenge to heart in recent years, embracing the mobile space in a big way. Given the explosion of phone-based gaming, it’s not hard to see why — in fact, the speed with which devices have advanced has apparently left co-founder John Carmack’s mind reeling. In a recent interview, the Wolfenstein / Doom / Quake developer noted how iOS has gone from non-existent to a major gaming player in the time that it has taken the company to develop the still forthcoming Rage. And while the iPad 2 isn’t quite as advanced as some might suggest, Carmack predicts that in two years, mobile devices will “almost certainly” be as powerful as the current crop of high-end consoles. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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