John Carmack has left id Software to fully join the makers of the Oculus Rift. Carmack had joined the Oculus team earlier this year but had said he would continue to work at id in a leadership role. That role has ended today as Tim Willits, studio director at id has told IGN: "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."
Carmack's admiration of the Oculus Rift tech has been well documented over the last few years and hardware development seems to be his passion now. Earlier this year, studio president Todd Hollenshead left id as well, so it seems like a period of change in one of the oldest game studios still standing.
That said, I'm happy Carmack is injecting his considerable talent into the refinement of the Oculus Rift; that's the one piece of hardware coming soon that I really want to get my hands on.
Get more destructoid: We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out
Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.