John Romero planning “MMO-ish” PC shooter

Tuesday, 10th 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.”

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  1. LOLshock94

    meh dont get why hes meant to be a good dev when all he has done is dooom and quake

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    Don’t screw this up, John.

    Srsly, no “DESIGN IS LAW!” for you.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. TheWulf


    You’re not incorrect.

    Note “Small Name, Big Ego”. Very apt. Very true.

    The thing is is really is that part of his ego was deserved. He’s a good gamer, a great programmer, and a damned decent level designer. All of this is true. But his fame kind of went out of control.

    I feel that he’s not the the icon of this, these days, though. That’d be Clifford Michael “Don’t call me CliffyB!” Bleszinski.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Sounds like it’s going to be Counter Strike meets CoD.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Daikatana 2.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Sini

    who names his child Alfonso, thats even worse than Igor.

    #6 3 years ago

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