“New Version” Of Doom 4 In The Works, According to Bethesda

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?

Via, Eurogamer.

  • No less than 5 underpants better be soiled from start to finish of the SP.

  • I’ll let you know how I feel about Doom 4 when I attend Quakecon 2013.


    • oofy

      There is a great article on Kotaku about the troubled development of Doom 4. This could be counted as the 3rd time it’s been rebooted.

  • Doom 3 was pretty scary!! I hurt my knees thrice when I jumped off of my seat in fear! 😀
    That was of course couple of years ago. But DOOM 3 was already a remake of the older games.. Not sure how different it will expand the story or game.. Will it be the same Red Planet Station crawling with zombies? Got to see that,,,

  • Great

    Oh great you know what this means. Hey guys we are going to improve DOOM 4 by adding 4 player co-op with tacked on multiplayer. Co-op always makes a horror game so much better. Also I hope they put in multiplayer where you can be the monsters and fight humans YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. Whats sad is this is probably all true.

  • JustinD

    If development of The Elder Scrolls VI, next fallout, or skyrim dlc is effected by this heads will roll.

  • Justin

    I hope a new fallout will release soon id rather have that than this “Doom 4”

    • JustinD

      Damn straight

  • Alco

    I really do wonder what goes on at id meetings. It’s like they established dominance in the 90s and then went through the 2000s without noticing and adapting to the competition. In terms of their products they are arguably not even a AAA developer, yet you still have Carmack giving three hour long addresses every year about shit that is barely relevant to the industry.

    Doom 3 came out eight years ago and sold about two million copies.

    BFG edition has sold about 700,000.

    Yet they’re placing their hopes on another installment? Doom is a pretty ironic name for the project.

    • Jason

      It has sold almost 4 Million Copies to date (Not including BFG), in 2005 That was pretty impressive sales being close to 1.5 million Copies! GTA:SA sold 1.5 Million Copies in 2005, so yes DOOM 3 was very successful!

      • Alco

        I think you’re right, vgchartz isn’t showing PS3 for some reason. IMO it doesn’t change that with those figures and so much time between titles, Doom probably won’t be coming back as a hugely popular franchise.