Doom dev Tim Willits leaving id Software after 24 years

Doom dev Tim Willits leaving id Software after 24 years

Longtime video game developer Tim Willits has announced plans to leave id Software after QuakeCon, bringing an end to his 24-year run with the firm.

Making the announcement on Twitter, the 24 year veteran of the company said 'I've been extremely lucky to work with the best people in the industry on truly fantastic games.

Willits joined the studio when it was still in its infancy, in 1995, remaining after the studio was acquired by Bethesda parent company ZeniMax. "I've been extremely lucky to work with the best people in the industry on truly wonderful games", Willits said on Twitter.

He also served as a director on Quake Champions, which is now free-to-play and a good time if you're an old-school shooter fan. From Ultimate Doom to Rage 2, Willits has design or production credits on most of the id Software catalogue.

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"All of the games now in development are in very good hands, my departure will not affect any planned releases.id Software is packed full of unbelievable talent that will continue to develop (long into the future) some of the best shooters in the world", Willits said in followup tweets. With 2004's Doom 3 he was promoted to lead designer, moving up once again to executive producer with Quake 4 the following year.

Willits said he will announce his future plans, where he is going and so forth, after QuakeCon.

QuakeCon has remained a massive part of Willits' career, and he's the only id Software employee to attend every one of the events since its inception in 1996.

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