A lot of gamers got excited yesterday when John Romero announced that his new project would be unveiled today. However, it appears that this new “John Romero” game is just a megawad for the original Doom and nothing more.
Titled SIGIL, this megawad contains nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. The free megawad will be released in mid- February 2019 and requires players own the original 1993 registered version of Doom in order to play.
In addition to the free megawad, SIGIL also releases in two limited edition fan boxes created by Limited Run Games. The fan boxes feature music by metal guitar legend Buckethead, including a custom song written expressly for SIGIL, and cover art by Christopher Lovell.
And that is that. This John Romero game is just a free mod for Doom and has nothing to do with his rumoured proper game, BLACKROOM.
In conclusion, I believe the following video speak volumes about how most PC gamers feel right now about this “announcement.”