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Doom’s John Carmack Leaves id Software To Focus On The Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

on November 23, 2013

TechCrunch

Video game legend John Carmack has left id Gaming, a company that he helped to found, to focus his energies on his role as the CTO of Oculus. It’s the end of an era, as Carmack wrote game franchises like Doom and Quake while at id.

Carmack is renowned for his coding prowess, work with three-dimensional graphics, and building games that changed the landscape of gaming. Also, the Big Fucking Gun, something that we should not forget.

But if Carmack is known for helping build what is next, his decision to move on is hardly surprising. Oculus, if it finds mass adoption, will change the way gaming works, and how we interact with gaming content for the forseeable future.

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…

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