Romero hints at MMO-style shooter as next game

John Romero knows the hazards of hyping a game too much (Daikatana, anyone?). So, even though he is talking about his plans for a new game, he isn't saying too much. But what he is saying is enough to have us wanting more information.

"I'm definitely going to be making another shooter and it will be on PC first," Romero said in an interview with Eurogamer. "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."

Romero also hinted at a "MMO-ish" style of play, with a persistent world and data. He also wants to keep the pace fast and frenetic.

"I love twitch 180s, fast targeting, fast firing, fast movement," he said. "So anything that's not like that--like current shooters that are basically a track going through a level to the exit and everything is closed off--is not interesting to me. I like to explore my levels, y'know? So I'm not a fan of on-rail shooting or slow-moving cover systems. That's not to say that Gears [of War] isn't a great game but as a player I'm more interested in speed and fast movement."

No comment on whether his Loot Drop studio, which is already working on Ghost Recon Commander for Facebook, would do the project.