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John Carmack Resigns From id Software

The company co-founder leaves to focus on other ventures.


id Software co-founder John Carmack has resigned from the company in order to take on a full-time position as Chief Technology Officer at Occulus VR.  id’s parent company Bethesda have been quick to state his work at the studio would be unaffected.  A statement was made to GamesIndustry International by studio director Tim Willits.

“John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio,” Willits said. “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.”

Source: GI.biz

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