Longtime id Software employee Tim Willits has announced that he will be leaving the company. The studio director posted on Twitter earlier today publicizing his resignation; the tweet can be seen below:
After 24 years, I’ve decided to leave id Software after QuakeCon. I’ve been extremely lucky to work with the best people in the industry on truly amazing games. QuakeCon has been an unbelievable part of my journey and I look forward to seeing everyone at the Gaylord Texan. pic.twitter.com/shX5H441py
— Tim Willits (@TimWillits) July 18, 2019
Willits joined id Software in 1995 as a result of creating custom levels for DOOM that were uploaded over the internet. His expertise in level design was continued with titles such as Strife, Quake, Quake II, Quake III Arena, and Doom 3. Willits was eventually promoted to studio director, overseeing major franchises like Rage and DOOM. His long list of work makes him one of the most notable game designers in the video game industry.
As for the current work at id Software, Willits has ensured fans that development is in “good hands” and “will not affect any planned releases”. DOOM Eternal, the latest entry in the first-person shooter franchise, is scheduled to release on November 22, 2019.
Willits has stated that he will announce his future plans after the conclusion of QuakeCon, which wraps up on July 28.