John Carmack heads to Oculus VR as CTO, retains id Software posting
News

John Carmack heads to Oculus VR as CTO, retains id Software posting

Anirudh Regidi  | Published on 08 Aug 2013

John Carmack would normally need no introduction, but we keep forgetting that there are so many of you young ‘uns out there who’ve never heard of him. In a nutshell, John Carmack is easily among the best developers to have ever lived and has been behind the creation of some of the most iconic games which include Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake and Commander Keen and is the founder of the now legendary id software.

Now that the introduction is out of the way, we recently found out that Carmack has accepted a position as the CTO for Oculus VR Inc, the guys behind the Oculus Rift 3D headset. The move initially sent shivers up our collective spines as we expected the move to be the doom of Doom as we knew it. Our fears were completely unjustified however; id Software has confirmed that John Carmack hasn’t really left id Software, he’s just taken up two jobs at once. Whew!

More good news, the guy’s been involved with the development in 3D glasses for quite a while now and the move to the Oculus team can be seen as a good thing for the development of the long-awaited Doom 4 that as yet, has no launch date. What’s the good news you ask? Well, the game is supposed to incorporate support for the rift right outside the box. Now that is one game we’re really dying to get our hands on.

SOURCE: id Software; The Verge

Anirudh Regidi
Anirudh Regidi

Email Email Anirudh Regidi

Tags:
id software john carmack oculus rift
Install App Install App

Related Articles

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership — the 9.9 kind Building a leading media company out of India. And, grooming new leaders for this promising industry

DMCA.com Protection Status