Todd Hollenshead has left id Software after 17 years

Wednesday, 26th June 2013 22:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

One-time president Todd Hollenshead has left id Software, Bethesda has confirmed.

The publisher described an amicable split to IGN.

“After many years with the studio, Todd Hollenshead decided to leave id Software to pursue other personal interests,” marketing and PR SVP Pete Hines said.

“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.”

Hollenshead was CEO of id when it was acquired by Bethesda parent company Zenimax Online, and thereafter became president. His role was largely on the business side, as he had a background in accounting before signing on with the Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein developer. He remained with Id for 17 years.

His visibility has dropped since the release of Rage as the developer has not produced a new title, focusing on re-releases instead. His traditional role as MC of Quakecon has endeared him to the developer’s many fans, though.

Id is currently believed to be working on DOOM 4, although the project is heavily under wraps.



  1. Ali

    Took his time. I believe many would follow him. id is totally switching to an only engine developer.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Pytox

    Aaw that is sad to hear, best of luck though Todd !

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TD_Monstrous69

    I kinda can’t help but think id software might be going the way of Rare, and by that, I mean they might just become more of a brand, and less of a developer. Still sad though Rage 2 was reportedly shelved. For the problems Rage had, there were still quite a few things it did right, that could’ve been expanded upon with another game. O well, if wishes was fishes I suppose.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DarkElfa

    I guess he’s taking up basket weaving.

    #4 2 years ago

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