John Carmack Joins Oculus Rift Team as Chief Technology Officer
Doom creator and all around video game legend John Carmack will be working as the head of technology with the Oculus Rift team, the company announced today.
The id co-founder has been vocal in his support for the virtual reality headset and said in a statement:
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. It’s certainly not there yet. There is a lot more work to do, and there are problems we don’t even know about that will need to be solved, but I am eager to work on them. It’s going to be awesome!
Carmack is regarded as a genius in the industry and his high-profile move to the Oculus Rift will bring credibility and attention to the company and its headset, which has been the darling of critics and pretty much anyone who has tried it.