It appears that John Carmack may have gotten bored of VR. The legendary programmer and game developer announced on Facebook yesterday that he was moving to a “Consulting CTO” position at Oculus. While he’ll “still have a voice in the development work,” his future contributions will be modest. Carmack says he’s transitioning to the artificial intelligence field.
Carmack had joined Oculus in 2013 as its CTO, and stayed on after Facebook acquired the VR startup for $2 billion the following year. He’s had an outsized influence on the VR space, driving both practical implementations for devices like Samsung’s Gear VR and the Oculus Quest as well as next-generation advancements.