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This is kind of a big deal.  Carmack is not leaving id Software…yet.  It sounds like he’s got one foot out the door, though.  And am I the only gamer out there that isn’t excited about the Oculus Rift at all?  Why would I want to wear something like that on my face when I can play my games on a nice HD television?

John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software and creator of the Doom, Quake and Rage series of games, joined Oculus VR as its Chief Technical Officer, according to a post on the virtual reality headset’s Kickstarter blog.

Carmack will also remain at id, Pete Hines, vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda Softworks, confirmed to Polygon.

“John has long been interested in the work at Oculus VR and wishes to spend time on that project,” Hines said. “The technical leadership he provides for games in development at id Software is unaffected.”

In a tweet this morning, Carmack explained that he’ll divide his time between three companies, and Oculus VR takes pride of place at the top of the list.