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Bethesda has confirmed development on Doom 4, but the release date is still unknown, and a long way away.

Fans of the brutal first-person shooter have been scrambling for any news on the game, but id Software, isn't keen on sharing anything...

Announced back in 2007, the fourth game in the renowned Doom series has been through development hell for more than 5 years now. As it stands, the game has completely re-started development and is now being nurtured for the Next-Gen consoles as well as PC.

Trouble began when Bethesda were shown an early version of Doom 4 and they came out rather unimpressed. So much so that they decided to shut the production of the game, only to restart it - with a fresh direction. While this is good news; the expectations for this game are obviously sky-high, it's launch window is now in limbo; not to mention the painful memories of a certain Duke Nukem game it's bringing up.

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I was one of the few people who really enjoyed RAGE. I am a bigger Doom fan but I am still saddened. RAGE had a lot of untapped potential.
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Yeah games like these that come from highly rated classics almost always fail to meet expectations and usually turn into a big dissapointment.
    
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As long as they don't try to pull Duke Nukem quality with D3 server issues/DRM. Just like most AAA titles lately, Ill wait and see
 
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Doom craze has come and gone. Carmack is more into funding his rocket, car and virtual reality endeavours.

It will just be a great tech demo like Doom 3 was.
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John Carmack is JUST a good programmer. He's a piss-poor game developer and has no vision in that space.

John Romero is what made DOOM 1/2/Quake so great.

Doom 3 was Tim Willits' work, and Rage was a nightmare as far as code goes.

IMO, Carmack is a huge has-been.
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So much controversy around this company. They might just cancel Doom 4 tomorrow and go do something else.
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I really love ID software, my rig says it all. wink.gif

I also loved Rage, it's sad that it's just badly optimized.

I love all Doom and Quake so far though. Can't wait to see Doom IV

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rage was terrible, doom4 having to be rebooted tells us something about what's going on at id now and it doesn't sound too good. pioneers in gaming, it has passed them by long ago, doubtful that they are ever relevant again.
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I loved Doom 3. Still haven't played any games that replicated the type of scares and terrifying sense of claustrophobia that Doom 3 created so effortlessly. I can't wait for Doom 4. If id really is a sinking ship, I hope that at the very least they can eek out a decent Doom 4 before going under. frown.gif
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