John Carmack was once doing double duty at id Software and Oculus. However, he eventually left the house of Doom to focus exclusively on the VR helmet. In a new interview, Carmack says he would have stayed with id had they been more supportive of his VR ambitions.
"When it became clear that I wasn't going to have the opportunity to do any work on VR while at id software, I decided to not renew my contract," he said, speaking of a failed attempt to have Oculus and Zenimax agree on bringing id's games to the headset.
According to USA Today, Carmack was trying to make the two companies agree on having id's games ported for the headset. The first game would have been the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order. Doom 4 would have also been part of the deal. "It seemed like a sensible plan for me," Carmack said.
"I would have been content probably staying there working with the people and technology that I know and the work we were doing... but they couldn't come together on that which made me really sad. It was just unfortunate."