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DOOM Creator Announces New FPS With Major Publisher

DOOM Creator Announces New FPS With Major Publisher

DOOM creator John Romero has officially announced that he's working on a brand new first person shooter.

The phrase ‘one of the greatest games of all time’ is thrown around a lot these days but when we’re talking about DOOM, it’s totally deserved. Released in 1993, DOOM is so much more than an entertaining first-person shooter. Building upon the success of Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM solidified the mainstream status of the 3D-shooter genre.

Whether you’re a fan of Halo, Overwatch, or Fortnite, you can thank DOOM for popularising the genre and it’s that level of influence that makes a truly great game. With that in mind, DOOM creator John Romero is currently working on a brand new FPS and naturally, people are excited about it.

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John Romero set up Romero Games back in 2015 and just this week, the legendary developer took to Twitter to announce that he’s working on a brand new FPS set to be released by a “major publisher”. Romero wrote, “Exciting news! I’m working on a new FPS and we’re hiring.”

Romero Games elaborated on the available positions, writing, “It’s a new dawn for Romero Games. We’re working with a major publisher to develop John Romero’s next shooter: an all-new FPS with an original, new IP. Our team is expanding, and we’re looking for talented people for all positions and at all experience levels, particularly those with Unreal Engine 5 experience.”

In terms of what this new IP could be, there really are no hints but seeing as the game is being built in Unreal Engine 5, we should expect some top-tier graphics. Romero Games’ website confirms that “it’s way too early to share any other information” on the project. To date, Romero has not yet been able to replicate the success of DOOM so whilst this new FPS could be promising, it’s best approached with an open mind.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks, id Software

Topics: Doom, Unreal Engine