November 22, 2013
John Carmack steps away from Id Software
Games Industry International is reporting that id co-founder and Doom developer, John Carmack, has left the developer. Carmack recently became involved with Oculus VR, the company responsible for the Oculus Rift VR head set. With his departure from id software, he will be taking a full time position as Oculus VR’s CTO. Carmack has had a huge influence in the industry and technology. id’s latest title, Rage, may have lacked in the story and fun department, but there is no denying the tech behind the game was nothing short of impressive. id and Carmack have always pushed technology with each new title the studio has released. John Carmack is one of my favorite lecturers and hopefully he will make appearances at Quakecon going forward. We wish Mr. Carmack nothing but the best in this new endeavor and what will come from his time at Oculus VR.