One of the largest brains in computing is now working for Oculus Rift, with the co-creator of the likes of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake lessening his role at id Software to help out at the new VR gaming headset company.
In a statement released by Oculus Rift, Carmack said: "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."
After the announcement, there was a bit of a tense Twitter struggle by his current employers to maintain that they still had claim over a chunk of his talent. Developer id said Carmack isn't leaving entirely and would "continue to provide leadership for our games in development," while publisher Bethesda, which releases id's titles, said: "The technical leadership he provides for games in development at id Software is unaffected." [The Register]