John Romero to Trump the WoW Factor on Computer and Video Games
the designer is at work on an MMORPG for an unnamed start-up, though details are
scant at this time:
"I started looking at what I was going to do next, so
I looked around on the net and I saw there was an opportunity for an MMO, there
was a person starting an MMO so I contacted him," Romero told us recently,
explaining where his involvement with the project began. "We talked for hours on
the phone, we had a lot of common interests and ideas about this title and so
basically this guy was really excited, brought me on as a co-founder of the
company and I've been here for almost four months now."
Strangely, Romero isn't willing to divulge the name of the company, nor is he
slapping a name on the MMO title. "I can't really say too much... this is
complete secret, stealth company", he said, adding cryptically that "This is not
a typical games company and we're not making typical games".
According to Romero (who says he loves MMOs), the game he's working on is "very
different from any other MMO for some special reasons." Precisely what those
special reasons are, he wouldn't elaborate. He did, however, admit that funding
for the project is lurking in the many millions of dollars bracket. "It's a lot
of money, this is the most money I've ever spent on a game - in Gauntlet it was
like $10 million, but this is much more," Romero revealed.