Meta loses virtual reality virtuoso John Carmack

Quick Take

  • The virtual reality and gaming industry leader has resigned as consulting CTO at Meta. 
  • Carmack shared that he has “wearied of the fight” in a Facebook post.

John Carmack, a virtual reality trailblazer and co-founder of video game developer id Software, has resigned as consulting chief technology officer at Meta. 

“We have a ridiculous amount of people and resources, but we constantly self-sabotage and squander effort,” Carmack wrote in a Facebook post, sharing his internal message to the Meta team after it was leaked. “There is no way to sugar coat this; I think our organization is operating at half the effectiveness that would make me happy.”

He added: “I wearied of the fight and have my own startup to run.”


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