Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Ex-id Software director Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive

Ex-id Software director Tim Willits joins Saber Interactive

Willits, who served with the DOOM creator for almost 25 years, announced his departure last month just ahead of QuakeCon, and appeared one final time at last month's event, which was held in the U.S. and UK.

He will be leading the creative vision for the company's five studios worldwide in New Jersey, St Petersburg, Madrid, Belarus and Liverpool.

'It was a good time to move over, ' said Willits of his massive move.

Mr Willits also said how he was looking forward to working on other genres in his new position of Chief Creative Officer at Saber, saying; "At my age, you've got to work with people you like".

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Tim Willits, former studio head at id Software, joined Saber Interactive this month as the Chief Creative Officer.

He previously announced in mid-July that he was leaving id Software for pastures new, after working for the company for twenty-four years. "It's nearly like a marriage, for lack of a better description...." When someone has a good idea, we jump on board and develop it.

Interestingly, Willits said that the opportunity to work on non-shooter was a big part of what attracted him to Saber. While it had already released three-hit games (Commander Keen, Wolfenstein, and Doom), it had not been the juggernaut it is today. "If it doesn't work out, we change it quick", Willits told Fortune. "At the end of the day, I'm literally going to travel around the world to cool places to work with awesome teams and make video games". They are best known for developing the NBA Playground titles, as well as World War Z, which sold extremely well. "Why would I pass this up?"

KitGuru Says: Saber Interactive might not be as renowned as id Software but perhaps with the right leadership, it could be eventually.

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