Justin Lee On January 31, 2006 at 6:35 pm

The cat is out of the bag, John Romero is working on an MMO:

"I started looking at what I was going to do next, 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," Romero told us recently, explaining where his involvement with the project began. "We talked for hours on the phone, we had a lot of common interests and ideas about this title 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."

Strangely, Romero isn’t willing to divulge the name of the company, nor is he slapping a name on the MMO title. "I can’t really say too much… this is [a] complete secret, stealth company", he said, adding cryptically that "This is not a typical games company and we’re not making typical games".

According to Romero (who says he loves MMOs), the game he’s working on is "very different from any other MMO for some special reasons." Precisely what those special reasons are, he wouldn’t elaborate. He did, however, admit that funding for the project is lurking in the many millions of dollars bracket. "It’s a lot of money, this is the most money I’ve ever spent on a game – in Gauntlet it was like $10 million, but this is much more," Romero revealed.

From Computer and Videogames.

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