‘Doom’ Co-Creator John Carmack Joins Oculus VR

on Wednesday, Aug. 7th

John Carmack, the technical brains behind iD Software and the legendary Doom series is joining Oculus VR as their Chief Technical Officer:

"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," Carmack said in a statement. "I'm extremely excited to make a mark in what I truly believe will be a transformative technology." Oculus noted that Carmack has championed open source software, and co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe stressed the company shares his commitment on that front.

Carmack isn't leaving his other commitments as he takes a position with the newly relocated-to-Dallas Oculus. He's still working at iD–where he's the default face of the company–and with Armadillo, a rocketry developer.

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