John Romero's Shooter Plans

Former id Software designer John Romero indicated earlier this year he still has plans to design a first-person shooter, and now Eurogamer has word from the Loot Drop CEO this will probably be a PC-first "MMO-ish" persistent world game, though this is not anywhere near development at this point. "Yes, I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," he tells them. 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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Necrophob wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 09:56:
Prez wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 21:22:
Who woulda thunk it? the first post in a thread about John Romero referred to his moronic (but iconic) "make you his bitch" campaign!

At any rate, despite my belief that he's the most overrated guy in gaming hisory, I'll at least keep an open mind until I see what he's going to give us. Of course, if it sucks, he can always go back to making throwaway mobile games.

Unfortunately, he incurs Derek Smart levels of rancor. And most people who pound away at him probably never even played Daikatana themselves anyways. You make several great games, followed by one bad game, and people consider you a shitty designer.

You are the core person responsible for the design of what was likely the most atmospheric game of its time and you designed what becomes institutions in an entire genre, and one bad game, a lot of bravado and, most notably, a terrible ad campaign created by someone else makes you one of the most hated people in the industry.

It's weird, right?
I'm not a huge Romero fan, but you'd think at some point he would have become the underdog and people would remember the good he gave us and feel bad for him, rather than constantly spitting on his grave.
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