Doom Creator John Romero Working on First Shooter in 14 Years

Romero hasn't visited the shooter genre since Daikatana. Now he's ready to come back.

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Some people will know John Romero as a founder of id Software and one of the creators behind classics such as Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. But Romero is also known as the designer of the infamous Daikatana and being the name behind an ad that read, "Jone Romero's about to make you his bitch."

Although he's continued to make games, Romero hasn't returned to the shooter genre since Daikatana, but it sounds like that's about to change. Speaking on the Super Joystiq Podcast, Romero said, "I haven't made a shooter since 2000. So I'm basically starting to work on another one."

We don't have any other details about the game, but according to Joystiq, the game will come from Romero Games and not from a mobile gaming studio. However, one of Romero's recent successful games was the free-to-play Ravenwood Fair, and he's also said in interviews that, "Free-to-play has killed a hundred AAA studios."

If Romero does make a comeback, what would you want to see? Let us know in the comments below.

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