Game engine programming legend John Carmack has left id Software and Bethesda Softworks in order to be able to give the Oculus VR headset his full attention:
"John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio," reads a statement from Tim Willits, studio director at id Software. "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."
"I wanted to remain a technical adviser for Id, but it just didn't work out," Carmack wrote on Twitter. "Probably for the best, as the divided focus was challenging."