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Romero: "It's a new day and a new id"

Co-founder of Doom studio upbeat after initial shock of ZeniMax acquisition

Although initially shocked by ZeniMax's acquisition of id Software, John Romero, one of the founders of the developer has said it's a positive move for the company.

"I guess I was shocked and sad to see the id Software of old changed forever today. It's a new day and a new id," he wrote via his Twitter account.

Romero had initially called the deal "disgusting" before admitting, "My initial reaction was harsh. Sorry. I am positive about the ZeniMax deal."

ZeniMax announced yesterday that it had acquired the Doom and Quake developer, adding those titles to an impress Bethesda portfolio which includes Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

John Romero founded id Software back in 1991 with John Carmack, Tom Hall and Adrian Carmack.

John Carmack has said that part of the attraction of merging with ZeniMax was that he was tired of working with different publishing partners.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.