Following the huge news of last week, chief technology officer and auteur developer John Carmack says that he was surprised by Facebook’s acquisition of the company.
“The fairly rapid involvement of the Titans is inevitable, and the real questions were how deeply to partner, and with who,” he said. “Honestly, I wasn’t expecting Facebook (or this soon). I have zero personal background with them, and I could think of other companies that would have more obvious synergies. However, I do have reasons to believe that they get the Big Picture as I see it, and will be a powerful force towards making it happen. You don’t make a commitment like they just did on a whim.”
Following that, he also commented of Facebook’s reputation as a company that keeps your personal identity safe.