While details are ridiculously light right now as it has only just been teased, Paradox Interactive and Romero Games have teamed up.
“This has been a project we’ve been wanting to work on for a long time, so it’s especially exciting that we’ll be partnering with Paradox Interactive to fully realize that dream,” said Brenda Romero, Co-Founder of Romero Games. “We can’t wait to tell everyone more, so make sure you watch this space!”
All we know, is that it's going to be a strategy game and…well that's really it.
“We are thrilled to work with industry legends, Brenda and John Romero, whose games we’ve grown up playing ourselves and long admired,” said Ebba Ljungerud, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “At Paradox Interactive, we’ve built a reputation for top-tier strategy games and we’re employing that expertise to help build something really special with the team at Romero Games.”
There's a new site up here where you can sign up to get more info. There should be some early info teased out before E3 this year and I imagine the full info then.
I did speak to my press contact about Linux support but they're not currently giving out any details at all. Given Paradox have a reasonable history of Linux support, hopefully we won't be let down on what could be something very interesting. From looking around, it looks like it might possibly be made with the Unity game engine as Brenda Romero did put out a post on Twitter only recently, to mention they're in need of a Unity coder.
As a reminder, John Romero's free "megawad" named SIGIL for the original 1993 DOOM that will be a spiritual successor to the fourth episode of DOOM is due out this year. It was originally due in February but that came and went and I've yet to see an updated date for it.