After the infamous Daikatana debacle, John Romero has been lying relatively low for the past 14 years. While still active in game development, he has spent most of that time working on mobile and handheld platforms. Now it seems he’s returning to his roots with a yet-to-be-named shooter. Whilst 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.” His wife and business partner Brenda Romero has also stated that John is working with a concept artist on character designs.
Despite his negative reputation concerning a certain advertisement [There's more to his negative reputation than just that ad, obviously. But honestly, who cares about negative reputations when Romero helped create Doom and Quake? – Ed.], I for one am happy about the news and am eager to see what the Icon of Sin himself will come up with. Welcome back, John.