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.
— John Carmack, Oculus VR CTO and Id Software co-founder. Carmack had initially planned to split his time between Id and the virtual reality gaming startup, but told USA Today that he left because Id’s parent company, ZeniMax, did not support his work in VR.