John Romero is working on a new shooter

John Romero, considered by many as one of the godfathers of modern video games, is reportedly heading back to the genre that started it all. The man who helped bring us iconic games like Quake and Doom has announced that he’s working on another shooter.

John Romero

John Romero

Romero dropped the bombshell during the recording of the Super Joystiq Podcast Gamescom Special, where he was joined by special guests Brenda Romero and Mike Bithell.

The developer announced that he was “working on several games at once”, and was working with a concept artist on some “cool imagery” for the main character for one of them.

I haven’t made a shooter since 2000. So I’m basically starting to work on another one.

(That shooter in 2000 was the somewhat ill-fated Daikatana, by the way.)

We don’t know much more about this new project, other than the fact it’s in the early planning stages, but we do know that it’s in development at seemingly purpose-built studio Romero Games. John’s recent gaming output has been in a very different realm, working on social games Ravenwood Fair and Cloudforest Expedition – and while those were perfectly enjoyable games, we’re a little bit excited about what the future might hold.

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