Artwork for John Romero's Blackroom game

[Update]: Instead of a new game, John Romero has now announced SIGIL - a free mod for the original Doom that will add 9 new singleplayer and 9 new multiplayer maps!

To say that John Romero has had a storied history in game development would be quite an understatement. Alongside id Software he created some of the most iconic games of all time, games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake, while during his time in Ion Storm he also managed to create one of the most iconic disappointments of all time - Daikatana.

With that little bit of history now out of the way, you might be interested to hear that John Romero and Adrian Carmack will be announcing their brand new FPS game later today! What exactly this game will be about, nobody currently knows, but given that December 10th will mark the 25th anniversary of Doom, I think it's safe to say it's going to be an oldschool FPS of some sort.

If you're willing to indulge a bit of speculation, it's also worth mentioning that John Romero and Adrian Carmack already tried to Kickstart Blackroom, a Doom inspired FPS, back in 2016. The project was unfortunately canceled due to low funding, but the duo promised to return once they had a more complete game on their hands. And with Doom's anniversary just around the corner, what better time would there be for them to unveil Blackroom to the world?

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once the announcement has been made. Until then, I'm afraid all we can do is sit and wait.

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