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Doom creator looking at new "old school" FPS title

John Romero currently has 'plans' for a new title with older FPS themes

One of the most prolific game developers for first person shooter titles has declared that he has 'plans' to develop a game that would be more in line with some of the biggest titles from the early to mid-90s. While he has not revealed any concrete details, John Romero has expressed via Twitter that he has not ruled out the possibility of a new game that would remind consumers of the original Doom and Quake titles.

Fielding multiple questions, the legendary designer said that he had "definitely not" ruled out a new 'old school' title, and that he already had 'plans' for such a title. As more and more questions came in, Romero swiftly stated that his game would most certainly not be a sequel to the infamous Daikatana.

With nothing but a hint at his next game, Romero's leaving much to the imagination of gamers. With a storied career spanning multiple studios, Romero is currently sitting as CEO and co-founder of Loot Drop. His current studio might be more focused on the mobile and social gaming space, but his years at id Software apparently have not soured his desire to work on a core gaming title.

Romero took part in an interesting GDC panel last week on the revival of garage games development, along with Tim Sweeney, Jordan Mechner, Notch and Adam Saltzman.

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Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer 9 years ago
Ah yes... Dredging up the past. A good way to innovate.
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Private Industry 9 years ago
He didnt say it would be innovative and I dont know why it would need to be. Anybody seen an innovative movie or read an innovative book lately?
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve9 years ago
I think there's still a place for "old school" games. Even to this day I still go back to Doom and Quake because they're still great games, especially with the mods available. I'm one of the people that hope Doom 4 will be less dark corridors (Doom 3), and more chaotic simple fun (Doom 1 + 2). The indie scene has dug up old school gaming with the likes of Super Meat Boy, Terraria etc. and they've proved very successful.

Sometimes you need a break from auto-regen health and customisable weapons to go back to game overs and med-kits.
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Robert Mac-Donald Game Designer, Lethe Games9 years ago
I finished doom 1 only with punches when I was a kid.

Just for the record.

Anyway, I would love to see a FPS being released today that is more about the shooting and exploring on your own rather than feeling the developer's invisible hand pushing me towards the next cinematic/scripted encounter all the time.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Robert Mac-Donald on 13th March 2012 7:11pm

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