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Doom Co-creator John Romero Is Back And Developing A New FPS

The new game will use Unreal Engine 5 in partnership with a major publisher

John Romero, co-founder of Id Software and a key figure behind the legendary Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake franchises is developing a new first-person shooter. 

Romero took to Twitter to announce the new project which he calls “a new dawn” for his studio, Romero Games.

The Romero Games front page also states, “We are 100% focused on first-person shooters, the foundation that built our careers, our studio and a genre. Our current project is an all-new FPS with an original, new IP. Romero Games is working with a major publisher using state-of-the-art technology—Unreal Engine 5.”

Other than the fact that there’s indeed a new FPS game in development, all other information is being kept under wraps at this point. A FAQ page on the Romero Games website says,  “it’s way too early to share any other information on it,” and co-founder Brenda Romero said that the studio isn’t in a rush to promote the game, “We are deliberately not boarding the hype train”, he told PC Gamer.

The FPS starts here

It’s hard not to get excited about a new game from the guy that practically defined what an FPS is. In their time the Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake games (plus special mention to the oft forgotten Heretic) were – simply put – the best games on PC, igniting a passion for 3D gaming that drove countless hardware and software innovations from hundreds of other companies in order to deliver the tech for ever more complex games.

The Romero story is, of course legend, ending his run of hits with millions of dollars blown producing Daikatana, perhaps the most hyped and subsequently critically mauled games of all time.

It’s therefore not surprising that – at least for now – Romero is playing it cool. We wish the project every success. 

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He enjoys reading philosophy, autobiographies and staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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