Considered one of the most sought after gaming collection, John Romero has sold his personal copy of the id Anthology.
Early this week, Romero listed his personal copy of the id Anthology on eBay with a starting bid of $10 USD. After 38 bids placed during the week, it was finally sold for $1,130. Some might feel it undersold, given how rare the collectors set is along with belong to Romero. To get an idea, his floppy disk copy of Doom II sold for $3,000 in auction.
The id Anthology was released in 1996 and is a collection of all the games the studio had developed along with several collectable items. Since only 10,000 copies were sold, it has been highly sought after by collectors. This was also the last project Romero worked on with id Software.
John Romero is a pioneer in the gaming world having co-founded id Software in the 90’s alongside John Carmack and Tom Hall. His gaming credits include work on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake just to name a few while also coining the multiplayer term “deathmatch”.
In 2015; he established Romero Games Ltd., an independent game studio located in Galway, Ireland. Their first title, Gunman Taco Truck was released in January 2017 and it was highly praised by critics along with gamers.