First off Carmack is there because he wants to be, not that he needs the dosh. And I can guarantee to that right now that someone of his stature is beholden to no one. He may have had a contract with Rage but that's why he dialed it in. He sure as shit didn't join OR for the money and he very definitely came on his own terms and can leave as such. Johnny doesn't need the money unlike most of the guys working on this. The man is simply interested in the tech, and if it doesn't pan out the way he wants you can expect and announcement he's going his own way,
Until these guys actually deliver what they promise, everything else is moot. Worst you'll see is a handful of lawsuits which OR will now happily pay off.
Otherwise wake me when they change the world, lol.
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