When someone leaves a lasting legacy at a game company, it’s hard to imagine just how well it’ll run once they leave. That’s kind of how it feels with Tim Willits, who’s served as studio director for id Software for the past 24 years. He’s had his hands on a number of legendary titles, including Doom, Quake Champions and Rage 2. But following next week’s QuakeCon in Texas, he’ll be calling it quits.
Willits took to Twitter to announce that he’ll be leaving the company after his tenure. There’s nothing signifying why he chose to leave, and there’s no danger to the projects that are in development, including the upcoming Doom Eternal, which is coming out this November. His statement reads as follows:
“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,” he said.
“All of the games currently in development are in very good hands, my departure will not affect any planned releases. id Software is packed full of amazing talent that will continue to develop (long into the future) some of the best shooters in the world.”
As for what he’s doing next, Willits explained, “After QuakeCon I will announce my future plans, where I am going, and what new exciting things I am doing. Stay tuned.”
Again, it’s hard to imagine how id Software will do without Willits on board. But whatever it is, we wish him the best of luck. He’s certainly left his mark with id, and we know wherever he goes next, they’ll benefit greatly with his presence.
Meanwhile, Doom Eternal will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year.