John Romero, the veteran developer and id Software founder who helped create FPS touchstones like Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein, is planning a return to the genre in which he made his name.
Romero, who's currently CEO of social game studio Loot Drop, Inc., told Eurogamer that although he hasn't formally started work on the project he has the design nailed down.
"Yes, I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," he explained.
"I don't want to talk about the details but I already know what it is. I've already kind of designed the thing and it's pretty cool - though of course, I am going to say that. I think it's a neat design, I haven't seen the design anywhere else."
I will wait and give him a chance. I want to see this "concept" before I make judgement. Everyone has had failures in career... its not the end. Even Steve Jobs ran NEXT into the ground...believe me.. I was there. I also worked with him when he founded Pixar. I am not saying he is Steve Jobs but everyone has ups and downs. Romero MAY pull something out of his hat.
The "Stormy Weather" article the Texas Observer ran back in 1999 about Ion Storm is still must reading for stuff related to Romero. If you don't know anything about the background, or want to know more, this is highly recommended:
__________________ Goat: This book says that if you let a roomful of monkeys type for infinity they'll eventually write the complete works of Shakespeare. Rat: So? What's that supposed to prove? Pig: Monkeys plaguarize
-Pearls Before Swine
Any skills he did have are now out of date anyway, so... yea...
What I don't get is why massive fuckup leaders get to go lead something else after they fail. You see it all the time with CEOs running companies into the ground and then going and getting another 10 million a year gig at a competitor. If we as a society are going to have this super wealthy class then when they fail they need to get kicked the fuck out and someone new needs a shot.