John Romero and Adrian Carmack Officially Announce New FPS

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John Romero and Adrian Carmack are raising funds for a new FPS, Blackroom.

John Romero and Adrian Carmack, two of id Software’s founders, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new FPS, Blackroom. They are asking for $700,000.

The campaign page describes Blackroom as “a visceral, varied and violent shooter that harkens back to classic FPS play with a mixture of exploration, speed, and intense, weaponized combat,” and promises “unique multiplayer maps and robust modding support for the community to make diabolical creations of their own design.”

Romero and Carmack promise fast movement, intricate weapons, abstract level design with six built-in multiplayer maps as well as “countless maps created by the community.”

Last week, Shacknews shared the story of HOXAR Inc., a company that claims to be “the cutting edge developer, fabricator, and operator of holographic solutions around the globe,” with phrases like “The Holodeck is real.” A source told Shacknews that HOXAR Inc. is related to a new upcoming game from John Romero, who had recently hinted at a new PC shooter.

The Kickstarter campaign description confirms the involvement of HOXAR Inc., one of the in-game world’s leading tech companies, that has created technology which enables people to be anywhere at any time via “fully-realized holographic worlds that are indistinguishable from reality,” all of which take place in – you guessed it – a giant black room.

The game will launch in Winter 2018 for PC.

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