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John Carmack Officially Leaves id Software

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John Carmack has officially left id Software, studio director Tim Willits has confirmed to IGN. Carmack is a legendary developer, known for his work on creating the Doom and Quake franchises.

Carmack’s departure is purely so he can focus on developing hardware, and not developing videos games. Previously, Carmack had been appointed CTO of the Oculus team, but still remained at id Software in some capacity.

Willits had this to say regarding Carmack’s departure:

“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.”

We wish John and the team at Oculus the best, and hopefully that they achieve 4K resolutions (and solve the motion sickness problems) with their headsets sooner, rather than later.

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