The Creator Of “Doom” Is Now A Facebook Employee

It’s true, John Carmack did take up residence at Oculus. Makes me wonder how long he is for the new mashup. I would like to think Facebook will treat it like an independent subsidiary able to chart its own course. That would be best for everyone.


This isn’t bizzaro world. We will soon live in a world where the maker of Doom, Quake and most of my childhood memories works for Mark Zuckerberg. John Carmack will soon be a Facebook employee.

Facebook just announced its plan to buy Oculus VR for around $2 billion in cash and stock. The company will operate independently within Facebook with a focus on gaming. Facebook communications confirmed to TechCrunch that everyone stays the same at Oculus and John Carmack will remain Oculus’ CTO.

Carmack left id Software for Oculus VR in late 2013. Apparently id’s parent company, Zenimax, didn’t share Carmack’s enthusiasm for virtual reality and attempted to limit the resources available to make VR games.

“They couldn’t come together on that, which made me really sad. It was just unfortunate,” Carmack told USA Today in February. “When it became clear that I wasn’t going to have the opportunity…

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