More id staff join Oculus Rift: RAGE’s creative director now onboard

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By on August 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Looks like John Carmack isn’t the only id Software bigwig to depart the company and join Oculus VR: RAGE creative director Matt Hooper has now signed up as well.

“We are thrilled to have Matt Hooper join the Oculus VR team as our Director of Development,” reads a statement by Oculus. “Hooper will be working out of the Dallas, TX office. He’s a top talent who had been out of id for a few months and ended up being a great fit for the Oculus team. We’re looking for more all-stars!”

Hooper is an id veteran of ten years, who is widely believed to have taken responsibility for the poor critical reception of RAGE and resigned from id.

Source: GameFront

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Played with one of these today – suffice to say will be buying one when they hit retail.

 

I haven’t read anywhere in the previous article, nor any other source, that Carmack ever actually “departed” the company. Maybe recheck that?

 

He didn’t depart at all… I read in another article that he’s still with id, just time focused on Oculus currently.

 

Yeah, he hasn’t left id Software: link

Not sure how he has the time to work 3 jobs but he has said in a tweet that his “time division is now Oculus over Id over Armadillo”.

 
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