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Doom 4 development targeted for next-gen, report says

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Doom 4 is in its own special Hell on Earth--development hell. Kotaku reports that the first new game in id Studio's core franchise since Doom 3 in 2004 has been revised several times over five years of development, with little to show for it today.

Kotaku's sources say the game is now targeted for next-generation consoles, with no known release date.

You should check out the full story for the gorey details on Doom 4's troubled development--from a lackluster Call of Duty approach to RAGE issues when the two teams combined. id Software confirmed that the long-awaited horror shooter has been rebooted at least once.

“An earlier version of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect,” Bethesda said in a statement. “As a result, id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4 that promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise. When we’re ready to talk about the Doom 4 id is making, we will let folks know.”

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4 comments

  • bass88 - April 3, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    Health bar, a big fuck-off shotgun, open level design and hundreds of the fuckers trying to chew your arse. How can you fuck that up?
  • Imgema - April 4, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    By focusing on story, cutscenes, QTEs, linear design, hand holding and all the other garbage that pollute mainstream modern gaming
  • FoxdenRacing - April 3, 2013 10:34 a.m.

    Gonna have to call it Doom Forever here soon...
  • slimjim441 - April 3, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    I think I'm ready for Half-Life Forever first, but Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 came out in the same year, so it's all the same. I just want more REAL FPS games to play.

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