All hands are on deck when it comes to the development of a new version of Doom 4.
Developers at id Software, after poor sales of 2011’s Rage and with the recent cancellation of Rage 2, are now setting their focus on the development of Doom 4 for the next-generation of gaming.
Speaking to Kotaku, publishers Bethesda confirmed the development of a “new version” of Doom 4, one that “promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise.”
Initial development of the title was “indefinitely” postponed back in October 2011.
Bethesda marketing boss Pete Hines said in a new statement, “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.” Although the game now seems to be on track, sources claim that development was “not going well.”
“As a result, id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4.” No release timeframe has been given, though Hines made it clear, “When we’re ready to talk about the Doom 4 id is making, we will let folks know.”
Doom 4 on next-generation consoles may be a long way off still, but who’s excited nevertheless?