clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

John Carmack is building a virtual reality comic book shop

John Carmack, co-founder of developer id Software and current chief technical officer of Oculus, is building a virtual reality comic book shop, according to a tweet from the programmer.

In January, Marvel announced the Marvel Developer API, a platform that provides access to the company's comics from its 75-year history as well as a look at its plans for the future. Both developers and fans can access this database, with the former being able to use it for commercial applications.

Carmack tweeted a link to the API, noting it was "forward looking." He revealed his own plans after a fan question about the possibility of the Oculus Rift being compatible with the API.

Carmack announced in August 2013 that he had taken his position at Oculus part time, but fully resigned in November in order to give the virtual reality hardware his full attention. In March, Oculus announced that it had been acquired by social network company Facebook in a $2 billion deal.

"I do have reason to believe they [Facebook] get the Big Picture as I see it, and will be a powerful force towards making it happen," Carmack said at the time about the deal. "You don't make a commitment like they just did on a whim."

Back in January, Carmack revealed that he was making games for the Rift, later stating that he left id Software after a proposed deal that would bring ZeniMax games to the Oculus Rift couldn't be settled. Carmack said he couldn't work on virtual reality games while at id, prompting him to leave for Oculus full time.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon