John Carmack talks VR gaming
Doom creator and id Software co-founder John Carmack has discovered a new passion to keep him working long into the night: The man who helped introduce 3D first-person shooters to the world is trailblazing once again, but in the virtual reality space. PCWorld: What separates whats going on in virtual reality today from past VR waves that weve seen over the last few decades? Carmack: There have only been two waves to speak of.
I was cautiously optimistic about VR when the Oculus Rift first hit Kickstarter. I now have both DK units and I have to say that I’m in for the long haul. But between that first time I saw the Rift on Kickstarter and today, there was one big thing that happened that made me realise that this time VR is here for good. And that was John Carmack joining the company. He is a visionary and very gifted coder, one who is responsible for the games that really started it, Wolfenstein and Doom. I can’t even begin to count the hours I spent on both of those titles and their sequels but I still consider it time very well spent. If Carmack is doubling down on VR being here to stay, then I for one am very excited.