Tim Willits Is Leaving iD

Image: Twitter (Tim Willits)

Tim Willits, one of the longest serving employees at iD Software and a frequent face as the representative for all things DOOM and Quake, announced his resignation from the studio early Friday morning.

Willits, who said he would be leaving the studio after Quakecon next weekend, has served 24 years at the studio made famous for Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake and Enemy Territory. "All of the games currently in development are in very good hands, my departure will not affect any planned releases," Willits said on Twitter.

Willits' first credit on an iD game goes all the way back to Ultimate Doom, where he worked as a level designer. He then continued working under John Romero, John Carmack and Tom Hall throughout some of iD's biggest hits, eventually becoming lead designer on Doom 3 and the executive producer on Quake 4. His final roles included working on Quake Live, Quake Champions and Rage 2 as the creative director, as well as overseeing the recent reboot of DOOM.

Willits said he would announce his next project after QuakeCon, although he didn't specify whether he would be staying within gaming, or moving to a different sector of development.


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