The App Store is something both loved and feared in different development circles, owing to its openness and the absolute control that Apple wields over it. Still, id Software founder John Carmack is in love with the platform and thinks it is much more indicative of the future of game publishing that the DS or PSP.
You know, I really, really like the App Store platform as far as being able to remove obstacles to getting your product out, said Carmack. You don t have to cut deals with publishers. It’s almost completely egalitarian on there. It’s great to see all the small teams that wind up making these breakout hit games for the Apple devices. The fact is; on this platform, we can go ahead deal with fifteen-a-day feedback on there and directly interact with the consumers, make changes and get things out.
It is the wave of the future for everything. Everybody knows that eventually will be digital distribution like this it s only a question of time, he added. Clearly, packaged goods sales are still critical on the big platforms at this stage, but that’s all going to go away sooner or later. This is the model of the future.
Source: The Telegraph