John Romero planning “MMO-ish” PC shooter

Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

John Romero has confirmed to Eurogamer he currently has the design nailed down for a PC shooter that will be “MMO-ish” in some aspect.

“Yes, I’m definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first,” said the co-founder of id Software, now CEO of social studio Loot Drop Inc.

“I don’t want to talk about the details but I already know what it is. I’ve already kind of designed the thing and it’s pretty cool – though of course, I am going to say that. I think it’s a neat design, I haven’t seen the design anywhere else.”

He added the title will be “persistant” with how the player’s character will develop.

“It’s a persistent game, it has persistent player data, the character grows and gets better over time. I think most gamers expect that now anyway, but this was a design I’d done a while ago. I think it’s pretty valid.

“You will be playing the game as you would expect a shooter to feel, but the specifics of your situation, narrative wrapper and reward system are all unique. I wouldn’t want to give out any specifics until I’m close to shipping it. I’ve learned my lesson about talking too soon about specific game features and release dates.”

More details at the link.