American McGee and his studio Spicy Horse are gearing up to finish Alice: Madness Returns some time in 2011. He reveals, however, that the siren call of free-to-play and mobile development might lure him away from large console releases afterward.

“I think the handheld market in general, and especially the Android environment, is a real boon to the industry and to developers and consumers and I think it’s going to open up a lot more possibility for very creative, exploratory ideas around gaming and around social platforms and the mobile platforms all linked together,” said McGee. “I think it’s really awesome. It’s actually where we’re pushing our studio to go next. PC online, you know, multiplayer games and also mobile as a function of that.”

Alice may be the last retail box product that we do for some time but for the next couple of years we’re going to focus very exclusively on free-to-play PC downloadable games and then also push those other mobile platforms,” he added.

Source: CVG