Id Software Director Leaving Studio After 24 Years

Id Software Director Leaving Studio After 24 Years

Following over 24 years at the company, studio director at id Software, Tim Willits, has announced his upcoming departure from the famed shooter developer. Revealing the news over social media, Willits expressed thanks to his peers in the gaming industry, as well as his intent to formally leave id following QuakeCon later this month.

Having joined the company in 1995, Willits contributed generously to the DOOM and Quake franchises as a level designer, eventually rising through the ranks to serve as studio director for several key releases such as 2016’s DOOM, Quake Champions, and more recently with Rage 2. This lead credit also applies to the upcoming sequel DOOM Eternal, and while his departure might signal otherwise, Willits assured development will continue as planned for all current projects.

The id Software director confirmed more details about his departure will arrive after QuakeCon in a few weeks’ time, the company’s annual event taking place in Grapevine, Texas between July 25th and July 28th. Willits additionally teased some “exciting” projects he has lined up next, though they aren’t likely to be unveiled until after QuakeCon, especially as the 2019 event has been dubbed the “Year of DOOM.”

What do you think? Are you upset id Software is losing such a longtime member, or are you just interested in what Tim Willits has planned next? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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