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John Romero is a figure best known as the co-founder of id Software and as the designer of a long list of classic first-person shooters, like Doom, Doom II, Quake, and Wolfenstein 3D, but it seems like he hasn't finished with the genre quite yet.

Over on Twitter, he recently announced that Romero Games, the company he started alongside his wife and veteran game developer Brenda Romero, is working with a major publisher on "an all-new FPS with an original, new IP". The announcement was made via a job posting looking for artists, designers, and programmers with experience of Unreal Engine 5, and will likely be exciting news to anyone who is a fan of Romero's games.

After the disappointing reception of the heavily-marketed 2000 release Daikatana, Romero mostly stayed away from the FPS genre. That was, until 2019, when he designed and released Sigil, an unofficial fifth episode to the original Doom that took place after the Doomslayer kills the Spider Mastermind at the end of E4M8. He's currently working on a follow-up, Sigil 2, which will use Doom II internal WAD instead, but it's as yet unclear when this will release.

As for this new IP, not much is known about who the mystery publisher is just yet, but we'll be able to bring you more news as soon as we find out!