id Software co-founder John Carmack has left id Software, parent company Bethesda Softworks has confirmed.
“John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio,” id’s Tim Willits confirmed to IGN. “John’s 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 id’s tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well.”
Carmack is expected to focus his time on being CTO of Oculus VR, a position he took up back in August.