The iPhone may have been the star at today's Apple event, but Joystiq points out that id software's debut of 'id Tech 5'
is just as beautiful. There are no current details on the first title slated to use the engine. Just the same John Carmack had a few things to say, pointing out the technology's strong graphical and cross-platform performance: "What we've got here is the entire world with unique textures, 20GB of textures covering this track. They can go in and look at the world and, say, change the color of the mountaintop, or carve their name into the rock. They can change as much as they want on surfaces with no impact on the game ... We're going to be showing on a Mac, PC, PS3, and Xbox at E3, we'll have another Mac announcement at E3."
Game|Life also points out that EA will be throwing support
behind OS X, with releases of major titles like Command and Conquer 3
, Battlefield 2142
, Need For Speed Carbon
, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix