Game programmer John Carmack is joining the Oculus VR team as chief technology officer. Mr. Carmack will be working from a new office in Dallas the company is in the process of opening.

Mr. Carmack co-founded id Software, served as lead programmer on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and the Quake series, and is considered one of the pioneers of 3D graphics.

Mr. Carmack will continue to be a part of id Software, which is currently a Bethesda Softworks company, and owned by ZeniMax Media.

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