Timothee Besset Leaves id

TTimo's blog has word from Timothee Besset that he's left id Software, where he began as their Linux port maintainer in 2001. His new Dallas-area gig will be in gaming, but not another first-person shooter. He also indicates he was not one of the recently announced layoffs at the RAGE developer, saying: "I resigned from id earlier this week," somewhat cryptically following that with: "Folks who know me well were not terribly surprised, but I suppose I need to put that out there officially." Thanks Ant via LinuxGames.
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Feb 1, 2012, 10:57
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Re: Timothee Besset Leaves id Feb 1, 2012, 10:57
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iD deserves respect in the same breath that Microprose did, but those days are gone.

I'll always respect Carmack for what he truly invented. No question.
But his comments and drift toward developing essentially for PHONES? Really? Carmack's Angry Birds? Great....

I heard Rage was completely mediocre, so I didn't buy it. There's too much else worth spending my money on. But I would have bought it just for the engine and editing, but their foray into megatextures means that they cock-blocked everyone who ever enjoyed editing or mapbuilding. To me that was a HUGE mistake - that was the source of their success with Quake - hell, they brought the engine alone (quake itself was pretty mediocre) but everyone else brought the game(s): teamfortress, counterstrike, halflife (iirc that was built on a heavily-modded Q1 engine), etc.

For them to block those people out unless they have some gigantic renderfarm able to parse out 40g HD textures....well that was idiotic and narcissistic. Personally, I think the 'next big thing' for this sort of company is really building to this community - actually make modding easy, make rulesets (gravity, etc.) easy to tinker with, make building levels world-physics-intuitive, ie for a wood floor put planks together that are destructible, frangible, etc. based on energy input.
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