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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.
Bethesda Softworks has marked the first day of E3 by releasing a short teaser trailer for the new Doom game.
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.
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.
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.
id Software creative director Matt Hooper has joined Oculus Rift.
Legendary brain-box John Carmack has joined Oculus VR, the company behind Oculus Rift, as chief technology officer. He will apparently lead development from Oculus HQ in Dallas, Texas.
Doom, Quake and Rage developer id Software has spoken for the first time on why it scrapped an earlier version of the still-in-development Doom 4.
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."
Todd Hollenshead has walked from id Software, Bethesda has confirmed.
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 of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect," Bethesda's marketing boss Pete Hines said in a new statement.
id Software co-founder John Carmack didn't offer much hope for a timely release of Doom 4 at QuakeCon earlier today where he said that it will be "done when it's done."
Bethesda still intends for id shooter Rage to be a big franchise.
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.
Following yesterday's apparent Doom 4 art leak, another batch of character renders and environment concepts have popped up.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Bethesda has poured cold water on the rumour that it has "indefinitely postponed" Doom 4.
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.
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".
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.
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.
id Software has told Doom fans that in-development Doom 4 will be right up their street.
Doom, Quake and Rage developer id Software is famous for taking years to make its games – and it's not about to change.
Universal wants to make a new DOOM film, despite the first unanimously falling foul of critics and averaging a lowly 34 per cent (Metacritic).
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.
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.
Legendary first-person shooter developer id Software says gamers will have to wait before 3D gaming will have any serious impact on the industry.
id Software boss Todd Hollenshead has said that Doom 4 will not be shown at QuakeCon 2010 despite rumours to the contrary.
id Software will reveal a new game at QuakeCon tonight.
The GDC Awards folk have announced that John Carmack will receive their Lifetime Achievement Award on 11th March.
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
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".
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.