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Longtime id Software president/CEO leaves studio

id Software president Todd Hollenshead has departed after 17 years with the company. Hollenshead was formerly CEO of the studio which produced the Doom and Quake franchises, though his position changed when the company was bought out by Bethesda parent ZeniMax Softworks in 2009.

"After many years with the studio, Todd Hollenshead decided to leave id Software to pursue other personal interests," Bethesda VP of marketing Pete Hines told IGN. "While Todd was not part of the development teams, he was an integral part of id Software’s success as the business head of the studio and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

id's had a rough couple of years since joining the ZeniMax family: long-awaited shooter Rage was poorly received and Doom 4 has reportedly mired in development hell for years.

Connor has been doing news and feature things for GamesRadar+ since 2012, which is suddenly a long time ago. How on earth did that happen?