carmack-oculus-ctoMuch has been said and done about Oculus Rift, where the most recent project involved the Oculus Rift working alongside Kinect in order to create a “Paperboy” game, which is definitely one creative way of approaching the situation. Well, we have reliable word that the legendary John Carmack is set to join Oculus VR as the Chief Technical Officer, and to see him come on board the company behind the Oculus Rift headset would definitely send chills down the spine of those who know just how Carmack is a genius when it comes to introducing new technology or a different, revolutionary way of doing things in the world of gaming.


Fret not though, John Carmack will still remain at id Software, but he will be moving over to Oculus VR’s Dallas office in order to assist them in staffing the relatively new company with developers. Carmack shared, “I have fond memories of the development work that led to a lot of great things in modern gaming — the intensity of the first person experience, LAN and internet play, game mods, and so on. Duct taping a strap and hot gluing sensors onto Palmer’s early prototype Rift and writing the code to drive it ranks right up there. Now is a special time. 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!”

Yes sir, it is definitely going to be awesome, and we cannot wait to see the result of your handiwork.

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