John Ramero has revealed SIGIL, A spiritual successor to DOOM Episode 4

John Ramero has revealed Sigil, A spiritual successor to DOOM Episode 4

John Romero has revealed SIGIL, A spiritual successor to DOOM Episode 4

Today marks the 25th anniversary of DOOM, the game which kickstarted the first person shooter genre while also delivering features like fast pseudo-3D graphics, online multiplayer and extensive modding capabilities using the game’s WAD file format. 

The importance of DOOM to the gaming industry cannot be understated, spawning game ports which range from consoles like the Sega 32X, handheld platforms like the Game Boy Advance and relatively recent systems like Sony’s PlayStation 3. The game’s DOOM Engine (id Tech 1) also became one of the first game engines to be licensed to 3rd parties. 

One of the most famous names behind DOOM is John Romero, who has today announced that he has plans to release a spiritual successor to DOOM Episode 4 called SIGIL in early 2019. 

SIGIL will release as a free WAD for DOOM, with two Limited Edition boxed version of the game releasing at Limited Run Games (1, 2), a move that will no doubt satisfy collectors. The game will start off where DOOM Episode 4 left off, with plans to launch with nine single-player levels, and nine new deathmatch levels. 

One thing that is worth noting is that SIGIL is in no way affiliated with id Software or their owner ZeniMax Media, releasing without their approval. At this time it is unknown how they will react to the launch of a boxed edition of SIGIL. 

     SIGIL is a mod for the original DOOM® and is distributed as such. DOOM® is a registered trademark of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the US and/or other countries. Id Software® is a registered trademark of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the US and/or other countries. SIGIL is in no way affiliated with ZeniMax Media Inc. or id Software LLC and is not approved by ZeniMax Media Inc. or id Software. SIGIL™ is a trademark of Romero Games Ltd.

  

John Ramero has revealed Sigil, A spiritual successor to DOOM Episode 4  

Sigil will release in Mid-February 2019. 

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