John Carmack, the programmer responsible for the creation of the popular first-person-shooter PC titles "Doom" and "Quake" has left id Software completely after announcing earlier this year that he would be working there in a reduced role.

"John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio," id's studio director Tim Willits told IGN. "John's work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects. We are fortunate to have a brilliant group of programmers at id who worked with John and will carry on id's tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well."

Carmack is the co-founder of id Softwares and recently joined the team at Oculus as CTO and remained at id Software in some capacity. "Happy to say [John Carmack] is not leaving id & will continue to provide leadership for our games in development," id publisher Bethesda said at the time of the switch.

Meanwhile, Oculus, the company that is developing a virtual reality headset and has announced that it is close to solving the motion sickness problem with its Rift device. The Oculus Rift will achieve 4K resolution sooner than expected and will likely become a staple in the gaming industry over the course of the next few years. In fact, it's caused such a stir in the gaming industry that several developers are already competing and trying to come up with a VR headset all their own. Sony recently has been churning in the rumor mill with a headset device all its own, although the company has not confirmed these rumors.

Unfortunately Oculus is unavailable for comment on the matter as of this posting.