Eurogamer had a chat with John Romero and learned he's planning a MMO-ish shooter for the PC, with lots of 180s, fast targeting, fast firing and fast movement. Romero says work on the game hasn't started yet, and he couldn't confirm when work will begin or if it will be a production by Loot Droop, his current game studio. The game promises to offer persistent player data, with a character that grows and gets better over time.
"You will be playing the game as you would expect a shooter to feel, but the specifics of your situation, narrative wrapper and reward system are all unique. I wouldn't want to give out any specifics until I'm close to shipping it. I've learned my lesson about talking too soon about specific game features and release dates."
"I love twitch 180s, fast targeting, fast firing, fast movement. 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 isn't a great game but as a player I'm more interested in speed and fast movement."