Carmack Spearheading Oculus’ Mobile Efforts

According to a recent interview with Oculus VR chief executive Brendan Iribe on GamesBeat, John Carmack is spearheading Oculus VR's mobile efforts. Carmack left id Software earlier in the year to work for the company out of its Dallas offices, and apparently he is spending a fair amount of his time focusing on mobile platforms.

"At this point there's more than 50 of us in the company, and the majority of us are engineers," Brendan Iribe told GamesBeat. "We have a team of real senior, rock star engineers. Of course, Carmack is at the top."

"He's been spearheading a lot of the mobile effort, working with a group of talented engineers on that," he continued. "He largely works out of the Dallas office. Most of the engineers, though, are in Irvine here, working remotely with John. There's a handful of other developers in Dallas that John is working with."

Iribe went on to say that the company was trying to respect Carmack's work style, which apparently involves extreme focus and problem solving.

Last week the company received $75 million in series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The money will be used to develop the retail unit of the Oculus Rift.

Source: GamesBeat by way of GII

 

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