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John Carmack Leaves id Software

John Carmack has parted ways with id Software, a move that was once inconceivable when he was part owner of the Mesquite-based developer, but had become possible when Bethesda Softworks parent Zenimax bought id in 2009, and perhaps inevitable when Carmack joined Oculus Rift over the summer. John's twitter feed has his comment (thanks Paul): "I wanted to remain a technical adviser for Id, but it just didn't work out. Probably for the best, as the divided focus was challenging." IGN has id's statement: "John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio," id's studio director Tim Willits told IGN. "Johnís 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. We are fortunate to have a brilliant group of programmers at id who worked with John and will carry on idís tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well." John later tweeted once more about this: "If they don't want me to talk on stage at Quakecon next year, we'll just have to fill up the lobby like the old days. :-)"

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18. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:42 runnerct32
 
MonkeySpank wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 21:24:
I always felt that John made great technology for a very average game company. Imagine if John worked for Valve or Blizzard 15 years ago, the world would have been a better place.

it was his company until he sold it....
 
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17. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:40 Fantaz
 
R.I.P. ID Software  
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16. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:33 jomisab
 
TangledThorns wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 20:34:
John Carmack, over hyped.

Ignorant troll comment.

He is/was an incredible technologist, not a game designer.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2013, 21:31 djinn
 
netnerd85 wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 21:25:
djinn wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 21:19:
Time machine activated...

http://web.archive.org/web/19961226231646/http://bluesnews.com/

Oh wow, aside from the Carmack update there is even some news on Team Fortress in there
Wow, that old design is so much easier to read... lol.

Retro colors button on the left. Almost the same
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2013, 21:25 netnerd85
 
djinn wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 21:19:
Time machine activated...

http://web.archive.org/web/19961226231646/http://bluesnews.com/

Oh wow, aside from the Carmack update there is even some news on Team Fortress in there
Wow, that old design is so much easier to read... lol.
 
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13. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:24 MonkeySpank
 
I always felt that John made great technology for a very average game company. Imagine if John worked for Valve or Blizzard 15 years ago, the world would have been a better place.  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2013, 21:22 Julio
 
It really feels like id has been gone and dead for a long, long time.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2013, 21:19 djinn
 
Time machine activated...

http://web.archive.org/web/19961226231646/http://bluesnews.com/

Oh wow, aside from the Carmack update there is even some news on Team Fortress in there
 
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10. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:13 siapnar
 
Tom wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 21:07:
End of one era, beginning of another?
I think John has a lot more to give to the gaming community, and the Oculus Rift seems to be a great outlet for his passion
 
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I have projectile dysfunction.
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9. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:07 Tom
 
End of one era, beginning of another? I hope he can get his mojo back and return to his former glory in the VR space. Keen, Wolfie, DOOM, Quake... lotta good times. I ain't givin' up on him yet. But I ain't playin' RAGE either, even if it's free.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2013, 21:06 Rigs
 
djinn wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 21:04:
Sad day in a way. Nevertheless good luck to him. iD died when they sold to Zenimax.

Indeed, end of an era...or, well, another era, anyway....God, I fuckin' feel old now - thanks, Carmack!

BTW: I call dibs on the Ferrari! W00tw00t Race Outtahere


=-Rigs-=

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'I know what you think you are, what you want us to believe! But I don't buy it! For three years now you've been pulling everyone's strings, getting us to do all the work, and you haven't done a damn thing except stand there and look cryptic.'
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7. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 21:04 djinn
 
Sad day in a way. Nevertheless good luck to him. iD died when they sold to Zenimax.  
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6. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 20:52 Wookiestick
 
What's pretty scary? This dog eat dog game designer world out there where even games that do moderately well are laid off after the completion of a project. I don't how cutthroat Zenimax would be with id, but a series of lukewarm projects may not blow over well with the suits.
 
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Love thy wookie.
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5. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 20:47 Tanto Edge
 
...ooohhh mah gawwd  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705LEH3j2g0&t=0m24s
http://www.youtube.com/user/tantoedge
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4. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 20:44 Cutter
 
Seems like JC checked out years ago. Probably around 2009 with the purchase. Hope he's happy doing the new stuff.
 
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"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
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3. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 20:41 Wookiestick
 
Kinda suspected it coming when he joined Oculus Rift. My impression was it seemed like a huge distraction from his job at the time, and maybe things had changed so much in the lands of id that he was looking for different grassy meadows to roam in.  
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Love thy wookie.
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2. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 20:41 finga
 
TangledThorns wrote on Nov 22, 2013, 20:34:
John Carmack, over hyped.
Says someone who didn't grow up on games using his technology.

Actually, you probably did. You just don't know it.
 
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1. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 22, 2013, 20:34 TangledThorns
 
John Carmack, over hyped.  
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