John Romero is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in the gaming industry. One of the co-founders of id Software, and the mind behind the chart-topping Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake games, John Romero has a massive fan following. Fans had been hoping for more stuff from him after experiencing Doom SIGIL. It seems like there’s good as well as bad news for them.
In a Reddit AMA thread, John Romero answered quite a few questions asked by his fans. Coming to the bad news first, John Romero completely denied his involvement with id Software and Doom Eternal. He replies to a comment where he was asked about his favorite Doom game and his involvement with Eternal, saying that “My favorite is probably DOOM II because of the SSG, just slightly above DOOM 1. I’m not involved with id, and they don’t need my advice for Eternal.”
Coming to the good news, he replies to a fan asking what he feels about the new Doom series and whether he will be looking to make a new title inspired by Quake by saying, “I really like the new DOOM 2016 and from what I can see of Eternal, it’s going to be a winner as well. And, yes, I do have a design for an FPS in the style of DOOM/Quake.” Finally, he answers to another fan who asked whether he has “considered a Sigil sequel using the Doom 2 engine?”, to which he replies affirmatively, hinting towards the fact that it might happen as well. Furthermore, he refutes any intentions to remake Daikatana, saying it’s not something a publisher would be willing to fund for as it has a very limited audience.
While the Daikatana news might be disappointing, the other news is something that will definitely excite his fans. It remains to see what one of the fore-fathers of FPS games has in his bag.