John “The Claimer” Romero is seemingly planning to make the entire Internet his bitch, according to reports cropping up overnight. The man famed for making massive promises and spectacularly failing to deliver them has a new top secret project. So secret in fact, the company can't even be named. Neither can the project, or anything about it. That's how secret and amazing John Romero's secret amazing thing is.
“I can't really say too much... this is [a] complete secret, stealth company", he told PC Zone. "This is not a typical games company and we're not making typical games.” As to whether this non-typical game is a revolutionary leap forward, destined to change the very nature of gaming forever is yet to be seen.
As you'll be aware, almost everyone in the whole games industry hates John Romero. SPOnG has met him several times and aside from the ecstasy girlfriend theft attempt we're too big to talk about now for fear of getting sued, he seemed average. We can't imagine why he couldn't get on at id, Ion Storm or Midway. Well, we assume that Midway was somewhat disappointed with Gauntlet Seven Sorrows. Can't imagine why.
Anyway, too important and bitch-making to go to the Job Centre, Romero describes his career progression after Midway. You actually couldn't make this up. “I started looking at what I was going to do next,” explained one of the highest-profile developers ever. “So I looked around on the net and I saw there was an opportunity for an MMO, there was a person starting an MMO so I contacted him.”
And it gets better. Offering an insight into his possible desperate loneliness, Romero explains how he bonded with his new colleague (singular). “We talked for hours on the phone, we had a lot of common interests and ideas...” Should we buy a hat? “...and so basically this guy was really excited, brought me on as a co-founder of the company and I've been here for almost four months now.”
Romero also stated that Daikatana, erm, we mean his new game, will be “...very different from any other MMO for some special reasons...” and will cost more money than any other game he's ever been involved with. Again.
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