After an extended time in “development hell”, and a behind-closed-doors showing, Id and Bethesda fans will finally get to see the new Doom game in-action next month.
Doom fans haven’t seen a new title in the core series since 2004’s Doom 3. The saga continued to live through several spin-off titles, and updated releases to the 2004 sci-fi FPS; Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil debuted in 2005 as both a content-expansion and story continuation to the base game. Id and Bethesda released Doom 3: BFG Edition seven years later, complete with a checkpoint system, enhanced sound design and graphics, and support for 3D displays; BFG Edition also came equipped with the Resurrection of Evil expansion, the brand new “The Lost Mission” single-player expansion, along with Ultimate Doom and Doom II with their respective additional content.
Earlier today, Bethesda released a very brief teaser, stating that the new Doom game will be revealed during their E3 presentation on 6/14; Bethesda’s conference will be held at 7pm PST. This marks the first time that Doom gameplay will be shown to the public, as a presentation was shown at QuakeCon 2014 to a select few behind-closed-doors.
“Doom 4” was revealed to be in-development at Id Software back in May 2008, however the studio was acquired shortly thereafter by ZeniMax Media. The following years were home to several details from Id’s John Carmack, including Doom 4‘s 60fps presentation, development lead by the Rage team, and a new “super-script” based on C++, however the title was presumed to have entered “development hell/limbo” after Carmack left Id Software in November 2013.
In February 2014. Bethesda announced that Doom 4 had become “Doom”; it has not been confirmed if the new title will be a reboot, or a continuation of the series, following the events of Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil.