Former id Software Creative Director Joins Oculus VR

August 9, 2013 -

It looks like Oculus VR does all of its headhunting at id Software. id Software creative director Matt Hooper has joined Oculus VR, alongside id Software co-founder John Carmack at the company's new Dallas office. According to a statement from Oculus to GameFront, Hooper has been out of id Software for several months...

"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," read a statement from Oculus. "We're looking for more all-stars!"

Prior to the move over to Oculus, Hooper served at id Software for ten years working on the biggest properties at the company including Doom and Rage. He was reportedly working on Doom 4. How this will affect the ongoing development of Quake 4 is anyone's guess, but Bethesda said back in April of this year that a previous version of the game was not up to the standards of the series that fans expect.

"An earlier version of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect," Bethesda's marketing boss Pete Hines said earlier this year.

"As a result, id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4 that promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise. When we're ready to talk about the Doom 4 id is making, we will let folks know."

Source: Eurogamer



Re: Former id Software Creative Director Joins Oculus VR

As bad as DOOM 3 was they cared about quality in 4?

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.




Re: Former id Software Creative Director Joins Oculus VR

I would imagine they learned a lot of lessons through the feedback on Doom 3, as the game was pretty experimental.

I'm not about to knock a game we haven't even seen yet.

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