Good news Doom fans, Id Software announced Doom 4 (technically called ‘Doom’ as it is a reboot of the 1993 original) game at this years QuakeCon 2014. In the ten years since Doom 3 was released, Doom 4 has been fabled, rumored, delayed, and scrapped and started over at least once. Id Software finally pulled back the curtain on Thursday during an exclusive reveal at QuakeCon 2014.
Id played a few live gameplay demos (running on PC) showing very different parts of the game. We have the teaser trailer below, and from what we’ve seen and heard, it looks pretty darn amazing! The game will not be called Doom 4, but simply Doom, and it will take place on Mars. According to Executive Producer Marty Stratton, the game will be going back to what made the original great: fast action, run-and-gun, inventive and creative combat. He also dropped the news that Doom will be running on id Tech 6, a much-needed update to the years-old technology that has run previous games from id.
Some of the gameplay that was seen by the attendees give us some intriguing details on what the gameplay will be like: After significantly damaging an enemy, they’ll flash and highlight. By stepping close, the player is able to start a variety of combat moves that would be more at home in Mortal Kombat than most shooters. We saw lower jaws pulled off, skulls stomped on, and hearts torn out with the level of detail usually reserved for those slow-mo bullet cams in the Sniper Elite series. Unfortunately, in the ten minutes of gameplay I saw a few repetitions. Given the fullness of time, will we get tired of repetitive killing moves? Maybe, but the first few times will probably be a lot of fun.
And the enemies? Small demons made themselves annoying while the larger beasts and Hell Knights stomped in to finish the job. All in all it was a fast, chaotic experience that played out with the same stomping, crashing gore that was Doom 2.
There’s no mention of release dates yet, but we suspect early 2015.
[Source: Doom 4 Announced at QuakeCon 2014]