Ensemble Studios’ lead designer Graeme Devine has landed a mystery job at Apple’s iPhone group, the developer told Kotaku.
Devine was the lead designer and lead writer on Halo Wars before Microsoft decided to shut Ensemble Studios down. Earlier this week Devine confirmed that he is working at Apple in the iPhone group.
While he has declined to say what he is doing, he mentions coding and preparing for Monday’s World Wide Developers Conference on his Twitter page.
Last year, Devine was named one of the hot 100 game developers by Edge, ranking at number 36.
Devine is likely best known for his work on The 7th Guest and 11th Hour at Trilobyte, which he formed in 1990. He later went on to work at id and then Ensemble Studios, where he worked on Age of Empires III and Halo Wars.
While no one has said he is working on games at Apple’s iPhone group, it stands to reason that such a prominent and talented game developer wouldn’t leave his area of expertise.
Fortunately we only have until Monday to find out. Here’s hoping we get to see something developed in-house by Devine for the iPhone at the WWDC.