Romero's New Shooter is 'Unique', I Am 'Excited'

By Ian Dransfield on at

John Romero, the chap with fantastic locks and one of the minds behind Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D and a bunch of other classics, has been talking up his new game. It's 'unique', apparently.

As reported over on Develop, Romero is coy but optimistic about the new shooter, because of and in spite of it being very early days:

"I don't want to talk about it because it's a really cool idea, it's a unique idea," he said, "I've never seen a game like it.

"I'm really excited to start making it because it's just a great idea. Instead of just pumping out game after game after game, it's like waiting to come up with something that's really unique, that no-one's seen before, and enables you to make something that you hope will be really amazing. So, we'll see. It's got a pretty cool fiction around it. It's got an interesting story."

As if just to hammer home the 'unique' part, Romero added:

"It's unique, that's the cool thing. It's not like you would ever look at it and compare it to any other shooter that's out there."

There are zero actual game details, but I'm excited. Really I am - after all, Romero was one of the driving forces behind two of my favourite games ever made: Doom and its sequel, Daikatana.

All of the lols at that great gag.