and Video Games
has a report up indicating that John Romero and Tom Hall, formerly of id
Software and ION Storm, have hooked up at Midway, though the scant detail in the
report does not make it clear whether this also means an end to their
association with MonkeyStone Games. Here's a bit:
received from sources close to the company, we contacted Midway earlier today
and a spokesperson confirmed to us the company has employed the talents of none
other than ex-id Software and ex-Ion Storm men John "Don't mention
Daikatana" Romero and Tom Hall.
While the spokesperson couldn't confirm the capacity in which these industry
stalwarts have been employed, inside sources have informed us that Hall will
assume the role of creative director at Midway and oversee all the company's
Romero, on the other hand, will, according to our source, re-shape the internal
studio and head-up one of Midway's forthcoming games.