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article imageJohn Carmack leaves id Software

By Stan Rezaee     Nov 22, 2013 in Entertainment
Video game pioneer John Carmack has announced his departure from id Software, the company he help established in the early 90's.
Carmack left id Software to focus more on his work in virtual reality software at Oculus VR, Inc. He had joined the company as their Chef Technology Officer while working at id Software in a limited capacity.
According to Tim Willits, studio director at id Software, projects in development will not be affected by Carmack's departure but the company is sadden to see him leave. A spokesperson for id Software stated in a press release: 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.
TechCrunch.com writer Alex Wihelm described the move as: 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.
Carmack is hailed as one the most influential figures in the video game industry for creating the first-person shooter genre with the release of Wolfenstein 3D in 1992 and Doom in 1993. He established id Software in 1991 along with John Romero, Tom Hall and Adrian Carmack.
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