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 Doom  creator John Romero to make a new PC-based shooter
Doom creator John Romero to make a new PC-based shooter
April 5, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

April 5, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: It's been quite some time since Loot Drop co-founder John Romero has worked on a first person shooter, but the renowned developer and original Doom creator recently revealed that he has plans to return to that genre with a new game built primarily for the PC.

"I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," Romero told Eurogamer. He did not provide many details on the project, nor did he confirm whether Loot Drop will be responsible for its development.

He did, however, mention that the game would contain persistent elements, where characters grow and improve over time.

Earlier this week, Romero's Loot Drop also announced its most recent game: a turn-based title based on Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series.

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Harry Fields
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The question on my mind is.... will the game make me its' bitch?

Daniel Cook
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Good news! If you are already bitchy, you may not need any additional help from a game.

This industry spawns ignorant children that eat their elders. Quite fascinating a tribe that kills anyone over 30 and then wonders why they've forgot how to start a fire or hunt a meal.


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It's a fair question. If this article was pitched as "Daikatana creator John Romero to make new PC shooter" you can see how the spin would be different.

Hope springs eternal.

Thomas Grove
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Can "PC" mean "web" or does PC mean a downloadable .exe?

Alpan Aytekin
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I hope they won't skip AMD GPU tests this time.

Joseph Caddell
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Love the quote "new game built primarily for the PC." and "I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," you have my support ;D

Chris OKeefe
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Just like Battlefield 3. *coughcough*

... yeah I went there.

Joseph Caddell
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Yeah but that's EA...I was expecting crap. I believe these guy have the experience and passion to please the PC market. IMO

Joseph Caddell
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Don't get me wrong I am kind of a skeptic but who knows, might be good stuff.

Guilherme Silva
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This would be a good project for kickstart ;).
It's always interesting to see someone whose work has influenced many games returning to its roots.

Bret Dunham
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If at first you don't succeed, try try again (making a FPS on his own).

Ali Afshari
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To all current and future commenters who reference the infamous "Bitch" ad for Daikatana:

I'm sure John Romero won't rely on some slick-talking marketing guy to come up with snappy ad copy this time. The whole "Bitch" ad was not Romero's idea, and if he had the chance to do it over, he wouldn't have ever released the ad in that way. I'm interested to see what his team will deliver.

Herbert Fowler
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I want to see Daikatana done right. I think Romero has the vision and talent, and can bring together further talent, to make a great game with the IP.

Brian Buchner
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Please, for the love of god, be a Doom 1 and not a Daikatana.

Daye Williams
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As long as he doesn't port it to N64. Nah but seriously, you can really see how shittier a shitty game can get when its port.