DOOM 4

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Video for cancelled Doom 4 revealed

Video for cancelled Doom 4 revealed

Killzone meets Rage?

A video for the cancelled Doom 4 has been revealed - and it shows a very different take on id Software's iconic first-person shooter series.

The video, below, was posted to Doom World, and showcases the now-scrapped Doom game id had worked on prior to 2012. (Careful, the audio is pretty terrible.)

Development on Doom 4 was restarted after the earlier version failed to hit the mark. The Doom 4 initially in production at id was simply "not Doom 4", publisher Bethesda's marketing exec Pete Hines said in 2013. Based on the video, we can see what he means.

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Doom beta for PC, PS4 and Xbox One only

Doom beta for PC, PS4 and Xbox One only

Still no word when it begins, though.

The Doom beta will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only, Bethesda has confirmed in an updated FAQ.

Currently the only way to get in on the beta is to pre-order upcoming shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order, which is available on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

So, if you pre-order on PS3 you get access to the PS4 Doom beta, Bethesda said. If you pre-order the Xbox 360 version you get in on the Xbox One beta. As you'd expect the PC version of Wolfenstein links with the PC version of the Doom beta.

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Doom 4 is alive: pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order to get in the beta

Doom 4 is alive: pre-order the new Wolfenstein game and you'll get in the beta, publisher Bethesda has announced.

There's little else on id Software's long in-development shooter. We had thought it was called Doom 4, but today Bethesda referenced it only as Doom, so perhaps it's a reboot of sorts.

MachineGames' Wolfenstein: The New Order is due out on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 23rd May 2014, so the beta won't be available until some point after then.

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John Carmack quit id Software because parent company ZeniMax Media wouldn't agree to let games he was working on appear on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

Carmack says next generation is "anyone's game"

Praises Sony, doesn't like Kinect, appalled that people are targeting 30fps not 60, says digital future is inevitable.

Ever wonder what John Carmack makes of the next generation of game consoles? Speaking at QuakeCon yesterday, id Software's legendary tech wizard said, "It's anyone's game as far as I can tell right now, and that's exciting."

Bethesda confirms work on a "new version" of Doom 4, plans for Rage 2 ditched

Bethesda confirms work on a "new version" of Doom 4, plans for Rage 2 ditched

Sources reveal development trouble at id Software.

Bethesda has confirmed development of a "new version" of Doom 4, apparently planned for the next-generation of consoles - but the game appears to be a long way off.

Sources speaking with Kotaku claim the release date is up in the air after a reboot in late 2011. Development is "not going well" according to one source, although Bethesda, publisher of id Software, claims the game is still in the works.

"An earlier version ofDoom 4did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and thatDoomfans worldwide expect," Bethesda's marketing boss Pete Hines said in a new statement.

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id Software responds to Doom 4 art leak

"When we officially show things, fans will be happy."

id Software has responded to the Doom 4 art leak. In a nutshell: no denial that they're from Doom 4, but a heavy suggestion they're not indicative of the project now.

More Doom 4 art surfaces - report

Character models and game environments sighted.

Following yesterday's apparent Doom 4 art leak, another batch of character renders and environment concepts have popped up.

Doom 4 concept art leaks - report

Bethesda again denies game has been cancelled.

A set of what is claimed to be environment art from id Software's long-in-development FPS sequel Doom 4 has found its way onto the web.

QuakeCon 2012 dates announced

QuakeCon 2012 dates announced

Will Doom 4 get its first public airing?

This year's QuakeCon - the annual id Software clambake - takes place in Dallas, Texas 2nd to 5th August, Bethesda has announced.

Getting out there might not be too cheap, but if you do make it entry to the event itself is free of charge. See the official QuakeCon site for more details of how to get in.

As usual, the event will take over the Hilton Anatole Hotel and host North America's largest LAN party, though specific details on exactly what else will be on show have not yet been announced.

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Carmack: games "reduce aggression"

Doom creator sees shooters as "cathartic".

Doom creator and industry veteran John Carmack has hit back at accusations that games promote violent tendencies in players, arguing that they're in fact "cathartic" and more likely to reduce aggression.

QuakeCon forums hacked

You know the drill.

And so it continues. QuakeCon is the latest outfit to fall victim to hackers, with forum users' personal information compromised by a recent "unlawful intrusion".

Carmack keynote confirmed for QuakeCon

Carmack keynote confirmed for QuakeCon

No mention of Doom 4 on game list.

Programmer legend John Carmack will once again deliver a keynote address at QuakeCon.

The id Software co-founder and technical director kicks off this year's show on 4th August 2011.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Prey 2 and Rage will all be in attendance.

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Rage team to move onto Doom 4

Rage 2 likely "cross-generational".

id Software's Rage team - including co-founder John Carmack - will turn its attention to finishing long-awaited shooter Doom 4 as soon as Rage is ready this October.

Carmack: id graphics next-gen ready

No need to "radically rework" architecture.

Half-robot programming wizard John Carmack knows id Software needs to keep pace with new hardware - that's why he's already begun researching the next-generation of videogame graphics.

QuakeCon 2011 dates announced

QuakeCon 2011 dates announced

Bethesda, id Software bonanza.

The dates for QuakeCon 2011 are in. The event takes place in August, from 4th-7th, in Dallas, Texas - where limousines are fronted by bull horns.

QuakeCon used to be a place for id Software-related celebrations that usually involved huge old-school LAN parties, i.e. bring your own computer, plug it in and play an hours-long game of Quake.

That essence still remains, but there's a lot more going on now id Software is owned by ZeniMax - parent company of Bethesda.

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Doom 4 dev: 3D needs more time

id: "3D TVs are f***ing expensive."

Legendary first-person shooter developer id Software says gamers will have to wait before 3D gaming will have any serious impact on the industry.

More on Doom 4 at QuakeCon 2010

"You're gonna love it," reckons Hollenshead.

id Software boss Todd Hollenshead has said that the developer will be able to talk about Doom 4 in more detail at QuakeCon 2010, which should take place next August.

Hollenshead: Doom 4

Hollenshead: Doom 4 "not a sequel"

And it's not a reboot either. Hrm.

Id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has said that Doom 4 is "not a sequel to Doom 3, but it's not a reboot either".

"Doom 3 was sort of a reboot," Hollenshead told GameSpot.

"It's a little bit different than those, and if I told you why, I would get my ass kicked when I got back. So I'll just have to leave it at that."

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Doom 4 may leverage Quake Live system

But it's primarily a single-player game.

Doom 4 will be a "finely-honed and crafted" single-player game primarily, backed up by multiplayer elements for which id Software is hoping to "leverage some of the Quake Live infrastructure".

John Carmack's QuakeCon Keynote

All the highlights. Voxelising is the future, you know.

John Carmack delivered his annual QuakeCon sermon to devoted id Software worshippers in Texas tonight. Following a few announcements and brief trailers of Rage and Wolfenstein, introduced by CEO Todd Hollenshead, Carmack took the microphone and (after a while) a seat and rambled absorbingly about everything from mobile games and in-game ads to his admiration from Nintendo and his thoughts on the rest of this console generation. Here are few hastily transcribed highlights.

Doom 4 "three times" Rage visual quality

At 30 frames-per-second, says Carmack.

Id Software didn't show Doom 4 during its press conference at QuakeCon this year, but co-founder and technical director John Carmack did claim that the game would look much better than current project Rage.

Todd Hollenshead defends Doom III

People slating it "get no credibility".

Id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has defended Doom III's reputation, pointing out that the four-year-old first-person shooter is "the most successful game in id's history".

DOOM 4 announced

DOOM 4 announced

id Software staffing up.

Somewhat out of the blue, id Software has announced that production has begun on DOOM 4 and that it is expanding the team working on it.

No details of the game, presumably another first-person shooter, have been released, but the Texan developer has job openings on PC, PS3 and 360 and has spoken openly in the past of its desire to work on multiple next-gen platforms.

"DOOM is part of the id Software DNA and demands the greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next instalment of our flagship franchise to Earth," said CEO Todd Hollenshead.

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