Jump to content



Photo

John Carmack has not left id Software for Oculus

id software john carmack oculus rift

  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 +Frank B.

Frank B.

    Member N° 1,302

  • 23,151 posts
  • Joined: 18-September 01
  • Location: Frankfurt, DE
  • OS: OS X 10.9.3
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z2

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:34

John Carmack has left id Software for Oculus

John Carmach has left id Software to join Oculus VR. The company is known for its popular Rift brand of VR headsets.

 

A statement from the company confirmed that Carmack is now Oculus VR’s new chief technology officer, and reads, “John is one of the brightest minds of our generation – pioneer, visionary, and industry legend. There are very few people in the world that can contribute to the Oculus Rift and the future of virtual reality like John can.”

 

Oculus is opening a new studio in Dallas that Carmack will head up, and it is currently seeking new talent.

 

In a statement, id Software co-founder Carmack said, “I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming – the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and internet play, game mods, and so on. Duct taping a strap and hot gluing sensors onto Palmer’s early prototype Rift and writing the code to drive it ranks right up there.

 

“Now is a special time. I believe that VR will have a huge impact in the coming years, but everyone working today is a pioneer. The paradigms that everyone will take for granted in the future are being figured out today; probably by people reading this message.

 

“It’s certainly not there yet. There is a lot more work to do, and there are problems we don’t even know about that will need to be solved, but I am eager to work on them. It’s going to be awesome.”

 

Carmack has expressed a great deal of public interest in Oculus Rift since he announced it would be compatible with Doom 3: BFG Edition last year. Last August we reported that Doom 4 will also use the device.

 

id Software was founded by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack. It is best known for its work on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake, as well as recent shooter Rage.

 

As discussed in the superb book on id’s history ‘Masters of Doom’ – seriously, read it – it was always Carmack’s desire to make the Holodek concept from Star Trek a reality through games. In Oculus Rift, he’ll get one step closer to that dream.

 

At the time of writing id Software is working on Doom 4, but the company can’t talk about it right now.

 

Source: vg247




#2 ahhell

ahhell

    Neowinian Senior

  • 8,896 posts
  • Joined: 30-June 03
  • Location: Winnipeg - coldest place on Earth - yeah

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:37

Wow.  That's huge news.



#3 vetsanctified

sanctified

    Your order is meaningless. My chaos is significant.

  • 20,942 posts
  • Joined: 29-November 01
  • Location: ø
  • OS: OS X 10.9 and Xubuntu 14.04
  • Phone: iPhone 5 (very cheap second hand)

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:38

This feels weird. I played Doom and Quake as a teenager. Carmack was a synonym of gaming and advanced 3d engines. Him not working on iD anymore... feels weird.



#4 Dashel

Dashel

    Disgustipator

  • 7,611 posts
  • Joined: 03-December 01
  • Location: USA

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:44

Interesting, good news for VR.  That could get me in the pool sooner.



#5 Showan

Showan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 1,689 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 12
  • Location: Amurrika
  • OS: W7, W8
  • Phone: Lumia 521

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:46

I'm shocked... But at the same time, I'm not that shocked.

 

Carmack is a true GEEK all the way.  And this will be a new itch for him to scratch.

 

Enjoy it John. 

 

May the results be beneficial to all...



#6 firey

firey

    F͎̗͉͎͈͑͡ȉ͎̣̐́ṙ͖̺͕͙̓̌è̤̞͉̟̲͇̍̍̾̓ͥͅy͓̍̎̌̏̒

  • 7,995 posts
  • Joined: 30-October 05
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: Android (4.1.2)

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:46

Definitely interesting.  Having someone that has lead many advances in the gaming industry heading VR designed with games in mind could really push this.   Hopefully with the big names involved, it will help get this out sooner too.



#7 MillionVoltss

MillionVoltss

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,273 posts
  • Joined: 21-May 04

Posted 07 August 2013 - 14:48

WOW.

That's crazy,

...



#8 Jason S.

Jason S.

    Neowinian Senior

  • 12,022 posts
  • Joined: 01-September 03
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Posted 07 August 2013 - 15:07

already confirmed that he's not leaving id - just doing double duty.



#9 Andrew G.

Andrew G.

    Once More 'Round the Sun

  • 24,759 posts
  • Joined: 14-September 03

Posted 07 August 2013 - 18:58

Title needs updating.

 

Great news for both companies IMO.



#10 xendrome

xendrome

    In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

  • 7,259 posts
  • Joined: 05-December 01
  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:03

<<Topic Title Edited>



#11 HawkMan

HawkMan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 21,393 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 04
  • Location: Norway
  • Phone: Noka Lumia 1020

Posted 07 August 2013 - 19:10

Wow.  That's huge news.

 

when was the last time he made a game anyone cared about :/



#12 panacea

panacea

    technical cannibal

  • 6,052 posts
  • Joined: 20-November 01
  • OS: win 8.1 | classic shell
  • Phone: htc one

Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:25

when was the last time he made a game anyone cared about :/

 

 

does not matter, his impact on computer gaming was so huge, he will be relevant for a long time, and remembered until the people who grew up playing doom will be too old to remember.

 

seriously, his name was embedded in peoples brain. DOOM was kinda a big deal ;)



#13 HawkMan

HawkMan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 21,393 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 04
  • Location: Norway
  • Phone: Noka Lumia 1020

Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:33

His impact on computer gaming was huge, 20!!!! Years ago.

20 years ago...

The majority of oculus users won't know what the first doom was, they only know oaths doom 3 game which while not terrible, wasn't very good, wasn't in any way revolutionary, had little to do with doom and so on.

For the majority of today's gamers, they have no recollection of anything revolutionary head done,for the slightly older, theyonlystarted memorable thing he did was when he want on a rant against his own fans because they would rather play unreal tournament than quake at some point cause quake didn't do anything new and was getting old just doing the same old thing.

Sure he contributed 20 years ago, then he hasn't been able to do anything since then, why does that mean he has anything to contribute today ? Other than his name, for those over 30 gamers.

#14 Andrew G.

Andrew G.

    Once More 'Round the Sun

  • 24,759 posts
  • Joined: 14-September 03

Posted 16 August 2013 - 19:35

Are you actually suggesting John Carmack doesn't contribute to the business? :laugh:



#15 HawkMan

HawkMan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 21,393 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 04
  • Location: Norway
  • Phone: Noka Lumia 1020

Posted 16 August 2013 - 19:36

Are you actually suggesting John Carmack doesn't contribute to the business? :laugh:

 

 

in what way ? 

 

what's your point there ? are you even paying attention to the discussion ? 

 

again, what has Carmack/id brought to the gamer in the last 20 years after doom that was in any way revolutionary ?