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John Romero's Making a New Shooter

DOOM's co-creator returning to the genre he helped popularize.

It's been more than a decade since Daikatana, but John Romero is returning to shooters. On Joystiq's most recent podcast, the DOOM co-creator revealed his future plans.

Romero didn't divulge many details, but said the shooter is among "several" games he's working on right now.

And hey, while we're at it, maybe we can convince Tom Hall to start working on Anachronox 2.

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Posted by m16mojo2

Mother of God........

Edited by Nicholas

If Stevie Case isn't involved: no sale.

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Posted by Nicholas

I am no one's bitch.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Hopefully, he's learned something from the Daikatana advertising campaign. Especially given today's cultural climate...

Posted by Yummylee

I thought he was brought on for Doom 4? Or is that only a consultation role? If that even.

Edited by me3639

My PC just started to sweat.

Posted by StraightGrizzly

I will not be anybody's bitch, alright?

Posted by Midjet

I hope it can be nearly as fun as Doom was the first time I played it!

Posted by Nicholas
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Posted by punkxblaze
Edited by Vod_Crack

Can't wait to see a new shooter from him. Even Daikatana, which does suck, had some really cool ideas.

Edited by Evilsbane

He just needs someone to help him focus and he can make Something cool.

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Edited by 71Ranchero

"New shooter from John Romero coming exclusively to Redbox"

Posted by BeachThunder

Suck it down!

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Posted by Giantstalker

Suck it down!

Came here to specifically post this.

Glorious.

Posted by CornBREDX

The last time he "returned" we got Daikatana.

Just sayin'.

I do wish him luck on this endeavor, though.

Posted by MackGyver

Arise from the developers grave!

Posted by Hawkerace

JOHN ROMERO ISNT GONNA MAKE YOU HIS BITCH

Posted by Amafi

I'd pay a LOT of money for another Anachronox.

Posted by Nardak

Daikatana 2...you know you want it...

Posted by IroN1c

I played Daikatana for the first time this week. It's not THAT bad with the fan 1.3 Patch.

Posted by Winternet

Several games kinda sounds like phone games.

Edited by steveurkel

The tragedy we experienced today was given a new lease on life. RIP Robin Williams and amazing to see John Romero going back to his roots. I'm sorry but Doom and Quake are still hands down the best two video games on Earth. It is debatable if Quake 3 is better than Quake but Quake had Team Fortress and nothing was better than QuakeWorld Team Fortress (the TF2 babies have no idea what they missed!) and the best most skilled Death Match made. Rocket Arena for Quake 3 is second to Team Fortress for QuakeWorld.


This man and his team have made video games the way they are. Daikatana was a game and Ion Storm was a company and that is in the past, as is his legacy at ID Software.

Great news!!! Please be Quake 3 Arena remade in 2014. Just like include everything we haven't seen in the past decade+ for amazing gameplay/shooting/Quake.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

It better have Satan in it, or hella pentagrams.

Edited by TinAutomaton

@nardak: ... I kinda do, just to see what it would be.

Posted by prencher

@steveurkel: You need to read Masters of Doom if you think Romero was the primary force behind Quake.

Posted by divergence

I remember Daikatana, wasn't very well received. It's been a long time since then and a lot has changed in the industry. Does Romero have what it takes to make a game in 2014?

Posted by Ozmiander

I gambled on taking this avatar years ago. It's finally going to pay off.

Posted by heatDrive88

The tragedy we experienced today was given a new lease on life. RIP Robin Williams and amazing to see John Romero going back to his roots.

Even if this was a joking comparison of events, this is still not a sentence that any possible reality would EVER FUCKING IMAGINE.

Posted by J23

Hopefully, he's learned something from the Daikatana advertising campaign. Especially given today's cultural climate...

John Romero's gonna make you his consensual sexual partner. You know, if you're okay if it. It's cool if you're not, John's not going to get pushy on you.

Posted by Fuzzy_Dunlop

[Insert bitch joke]

Posted by Skyfire543

My computer is crying. It doesn't want the Devil's new game.

Edited by Twisted

Yeah I'm not sure how you could possibly compare somebody's death to another person going back to making video games...

But anyway, good for him if he's returning to something he enjoys doing. Hopefully something good will come out of it.

Posted by SomeDeliCook

Protip: The FPS game is Doom

To be serious, he has started an FPS game a number of times since Daikatana, I think one time he even got as far as mentioning the name, but he has never finished one. I'll believe it when I see it

Posted by Hailinel

Hopefully, he's learned something from the Daikatana advertising campaign. Especially given today's cultural climate...

In fairness to Romero, that campaign wasn't entirely his idea. That was Mike Wilson, apparently (the same jackass responsible for the stunt where people in chicken suits jumped on stage during the VGAs to steal the mic from Ken Levine).

Posted by Nightriff

I hope this is a hint at returning to work on Doom, remember that check in a few weeks back at ID...

I doubt this but I want Romero to be successful.

Posted by SomeDeliCook

@hailinel said:

@video_game_king said:

Hopefully, he's learned something from the Daikatana advertising campaign. Especially given today's cultural climate...

In fairness to Romero, that campaign wasn't entirely his idea. That was Mike Wilson, apparently (the same jackass responsible for the stunt where people in chicken suits jumped on stage during the VGAs to steal the mic from Ken Levine).

Fun fact: The very first Quicklook was for the game Legendary and Mike Wilson was commentating it.

Fun fact: He sounds exactly like the type of person that would come up with that promo for Daikatana

Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials

I've got some cool imagery for the main character.

It's the Devil, isn't it. You play as the Devil.

And the antagonist:

CYBERDEVIL

Posted by SJQPersonal

I hope he knows how to make a game this generation will play. Take Duke Nukem for example, people that made games back then make a game that was popular back then.

Additional references would be the New Twisted Metal game.

Edited by selbie

From 2012

Posted by Hailinel

I hope he knows how to make a game this generation will play. Take Duke Nukem for example, people that made games back then make a game that was popular back then.

Additional references would be the New Twisted Metal game.

The problem with Duke Nukem Forever (well, one of them, at any rate) was that the game was built on fourteen years of disparate ideas by a development team headed by people that didn't know how to lock down a list of features. It was as much a managerial failure as it was a design failure. Feature creep is the worst enemy of all software projects, and it took over DNF like the Venom symbiote.

Posted by SirOptimusPrime

I wish I could care. I love the games that he used to help make, but that was 20 years ago and I just don't have the heart to give a shit about anything this man's done in the recent past (other than being in that Text Adventure documentary a while back).

Posted by darbish

DAIKATANA 2

FINALLY

Posted by punkxblaze

@j23 said:

@video_game_king said:

Hopefully, he's learned something from the Daikatana advertising campaign. Especially given today's cultural climate...

John Romero's gonna make you his consensual sexual partner. You know, if you're okay if it. It's cool if you're not, John's not going to get pushy on you.

I mean nothing you're not comfortable with y'know. Wanna just cuddle for a bit and watch netflix? okay that's cool, sure.

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Posted by Lyfeforce

I will believe it four days after it happens.

Posted by Dizzyhippos

Another shooter is the least interesting thing he could do

Posted by OldGuy

I'll admit that I'm more interested in a new Anachronox (even if it's a PK invention) than an new JR shooter...

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