John Romero, the co-creator of Doom and Quake, has decided to return to the first person shooter arena. The famed developer walked away from first person shooters in 2000, after the over-ambitious Daikatna was met with a poor reception by the gaming public.
Romero enlisted Adrian Carmack, another original member of id Software, to help him spread the news with an excellent parody of the final scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With his graying hair and hoodie, Romero certainly looks the part of a former first-person Jedi. And if nothing else, the video proves he’s learned quite a bit about how to craft an effective advertisement in the last two decades.
According to the video, Romero’s new shooter is in development at Night Work Games, and the public will get their first look at what he’s been up to on Monday, April 25. Located in Galway, Ireland, Night Work is said to be “the dark and violent subsidiary of Romero Games.”
Romero has been hinting at his return to the genre that made him famous for some time now. Back in January, the developer created a new map for Doom, his first in 21 years. Referred to as “a warm-up” by Romero at the time, we’ll all get to see what he’s been working towards in just a few days.