Romero Has "Plans" For An Old-School First-Person Shooter
I remember working in EB when Daikatana came out. I was only into RPGs in those days so I didn't play it, but I remember the backlash...that game and its designer, some dude called John Romero, was getting run through the shredder.
Seriously, like every other customer that came in had some jab. And then I found out that it was the same guy who worked on titles like DOOM and Quake and I went, "Damn, one bad game and all his work on iconic titles is down the drain?" Well, it kinda felt that way at the time, anyway.
And now a reader shoots me a link to Romero's Twitter page, where the man in question was asked if he had given up on making an "old-school first-person shooter." You know, like the kind he always used to make. His answer was actually a little surprising...and encouraging.
"Definitely not. I have plans…"
He did clarify that it won't be Daikatana 2, though, and based on what I remember, that's probably a good idea. Romero has been all over the place since leaving id Software back in 1996; he has worked everywhere from Midway to Gazillion Entertainment to Ion Games and right now, he's CEO and co-founder of Loot Drop, a developer that focuses primarily on social and mobile gaming. So maybe those are the platforms Romero has in mind for this "old-school FPS."
Still, I'd rather it be for major gaming platforms. Give this guy a chance to shine again. I still remember my coworkers pointing to that red box and laughing and shaking their heads, and going- "We got five copies in last week...still have four left."
3/12/2012 10:25:06 AM Ben Dutka