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Doom's John Romero to develop new PC shooter

By Ben Strauss

Doom's John Romero to develop new PC shooter

Fri 06 Apr 2012 7:20pm GMT / 3:20pm EDT / 12:20pm PDT

The FPS pioneer would like to get back to his roots

John Romero has announced a new shooter title for the PC. Details on the new game are sparse, but Romero promises that the intent is to get back to his PC roots.

"I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," Romero told Eurogamer.

Romero also failed to mention whether or not his Loot Drop studio would be handling development on the title. Currently, his team is working with Ubisoft on a new Ghost Recon title that he hopes will attract core and casual gamers on social and mobile platforms.

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Gareth Donaghey Customer Support Agent, Blizzard Entertainment

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Was a massive Doom and Quake fan back in the day. So I look forward to this.

But would love to see an 'old school' twitch shooter made these days, most are too slow for my liking due to the inherent console port.

Posted:4 years ago


Ollie Miles Writer/Artist/Designer/Programmer

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RAGE 2 anyone, lulz. :P

Seeing as the guy's involved in Ghost Recon, I don't think it'll be quite as dreadful though.

Posted:4 years ago


Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

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Ollie. I loved Rage, but not sure how it is relevant as John Romero had nothing to do with it, he left iD at the end of the first Quake in the early 90s

Posted:4 years ago


Hugo Trepanier Senior UI Designer, Hibernum

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"I'm definitely going to be making..." so the future tense here suggests work hasn't started yet? Way to hype a product too soon :)

Maybe Romero's experience in the free-to-play universe will entice him to make a similar product in the FPS world. It would make sense in terms of logical progression.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Hugo Trepanier on 9th April 2012 6:41pm

Posted:4 years ago


Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve

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If he does end up making a free to play FPS game, he's one of the few people I'd have confidence in to do it. All of the F2PFPS games I've played have been downright awful, feeling like 5 bargain bin shooters trying to get you to pay money for cookie cutter weapons (this is discarding Team Fortress 2, but even that has taken a turn for the worst since it turned free for me personally).

Posted:4 years ago


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