John Carmack Leaves ID Software To Focus On Oculus Rift
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
John Carmack is a living legend of the video games industry, one cannot deny that he has had a profound impact on the world of gaming throughout his career. Now he looks set to push the boundaries even further as he leaves id Software.
John intends to focus all his time by committing to his role as the CTO of Oculus, the company that is famous for their Oculus Rift VR headset. With his strong industry knowledge he is perfect for the job and there is no doubt that he has a lot to give to the Oculus team.
Gaming could be about to see a massive change, Oculus Rift is pegged as the next best thing in gaming technology and if it does go mainstream when the retail units launch, it will be because the best and the brightest are behind it, trying to make it a worthwhile entry in the gaming history books.
Following his departure, id Gaming released the following statement:
“John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio. John’s work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects. We are fortunate to have a brilliant group of programmers at id who worked with John and will carry on id’s tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well.”
Doom, Quake and more could head to the Oculus with him at the helm, either way I can’t wait until the final retail hardware of the VR headset is released.
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