John Carmack Is Working For Oculus VR Now
The Oculus Rift is an awesome and promising new piece of technology which may have the possibility of bringing great innovations to gaming. John Carmack on the other hand is a man with lots of experience in the industry, having served as technical director at id Software for the past 22 years and working on cornerstones of gaming such as Quake and Doom. He’s been making games for longer than I’ve been breathing air.
It therefore makes sense for such an experienced individual to be brought in so as to assist the promising startup and guide it success. Carmack will now work full-time out of Oculus VR’s new Dallas office as the company’s chief technology officer.
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“The dream of VR has been simmering in the background for decades, but now, the people and technologies are finally aligning to allow it to reach the potential we imagined,” said Carmack in a public statement.
“I’m extremely excited to make a mark in what I truly believe will be a transformative technology.”
Don’t fear though, Carmack will continue his role at id while dividing his time inhumanely between everything.
“John has long been interested in the work at Oculus VR and wishes to spend time on that project. The technical leadership he provides for games in development at id Software is unaffected,” said a Bethesda spokesperson to GameSpot.
“My time division is now Oculus over Id over Armadillo,” said Carmack on Twitter. “It is a big change of pace to go from working on carefully engineered code for the long haul to PANICKY STARTUP CODING FOR THE NEXT DEMO.”
The virtual reality headset has been very exciting to watch develop and holds plenty of promise. With someone like Carmack, who knows the industry, on board to guide the startup it might just be the next big thing in gaming.