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John Carmack leaves id Software for full-time Oculus Rift

John Carmack leaves id Software for full-time Oculus Rift

This afternoon it was announced that the co-creator of the classic video game DOOM has left the proverbial gaming building. John Carmack let it be known that he’s leaving (resigning, as it were) from id Software and Bethesda Softworks in favor of working with Oculus VR full-time on the device known as Oculus Rift. A statement from current id Softworks studio director Tim Willits was solemn, focusing on the idea that "his departure will not affect any current projects".

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Oculus Rift “Share” platform arrives as central hub for games and demos

Oculus Rift “Share” platform arrives as central hub for games and demos

The Oculus Rift has been available to developers for quite some time now, and it's been out in the ether long enough that there are plenty of demos and games that have been made, but there's no central place to get all of these fine creations, until now. Oculus has launched Share, a new app store-like platform that brings all of the games and demos together in one place for users to download.

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Oculus Rift unconvinced by Xbox One and PS4 VR potential

Oculus Rift unconvinced by Xbox One and PS4 VR potential

The Oculus Rift team still intends to ignore the Xbox One and PS4 and focus on PC and Android, concerned that lengthening development cycles for consoles could see them left behind in virtual reality, even with the cloud's help. "There's no reason it can't technically work," Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe conceded to OXM, but pointed out that "one of the concerns that we do generally have around consoles is that their life cycles are getting longer all the time." While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are considered powerful today, they could be seriously out-performed when it comes to VR in the next few years, Iribe argues.

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