Doom 4 not canceled, supposed game art surfaces

Bethesda confirms that id Software's new shooter has not been scrapped; screenshots alleging to be from game surface.

Id Software's Doom 4 has not been canceled, according to a statement from parent company Bethesda. "Doom 4 is not cancelled. When we are ready to talk about the game, we'll let folks know," reads a statement provided to GameSpot.

Doom 4 is on the way, promises Bethesda.

The update was in response to an AllGamesBeta (via Joystiq) report from earlier this week that suggested the shooter had been shelved.

The report also included supposed leaked Doom 4 screenshots. The website got its hands on 21 shots rumored to be taken from id Software's new shooter and has since received additional images, totaling 170.

Asked to comment on the screenshots, Bethesda told GameSpot, "No, don't have any comment on the shots."

Last October, word spread that Doom 4 was "indefinitely postponed," but Bethesda shot down that scuttlebutt, saying "Games are done when they are done and no title under development at id has been postponed--indefinitely or otherwise."

Doom 4's existence was first acknowledged in May 2008, when the developer sent out a press release stating that production had begun on the game. At E3 2011, id Software head of technology John Carmack said the core team on Rage would move to Doom 4 development following the release of its latest shooter. He also said a sequel to Rage was planned to launch after Doom 4.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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theCCyberDDemon
theCCyberDDemon

If they do that, they should create an action packed game with realism not just on the graphics. and please, a better writter this time than mathew castello.

Drakenu
Drakenu

im glad theres doing to be a doom 4.. played them all and I liked and loved them... and doom 3 scared the bit jesus out of me at night so yeah i would love another 'scare the holy chap outta me' me game..

Spire88
Spire88

i should play start playing doom 3 again.

duron2
duron2

@YellowJello That's just your opinion, I found Doom 3 to be a bit of a reboot to the series, and a good one at that. Your forgetting that this is a next generation game, not like Call of Duty Shovelware.

YellowJello
YellowJello

@ Djiel - The problem is that games like that don't sell because they're dated. Games have gotten better since then, and Doom needs to stay dead. Doom 3 was just so average across the board back in 2004 even with the so-called "innovations."

JOKER677
JOKER677

Sequal to Rage? That game looked nice but was boring with all the traveling.

Djiel
Djiel

id needs to realize that Doom does not need side characters or a "story" or things like missions/quests whatever. The best Dooms were just about you, the player, shooting the crap out of horders of demons in hellish areas with nobody to help you but your trusty shotgun. And please.. for the love of this game, no stupid regenerating health or cover systems! Doom4 should have a good oldschool feeling that will do this series justice as a true sequel.

Renoo27
Renoo27

Yeah man, RAGE sequal after Doom 4? Life is goooood. :)

NighTmarE_evo
NighTmarE_evo

With all these portage messes, I have very low expectations.

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

I hope Doom 4 won't be dissapointing like doom 3. but after consolized Rage disaster, I got suspicious..

blacksaibot
blacksaibot

What an awesome Doom 3 screenshot for a Doom 4 "news" article.

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

Doom 4 is definitely being done, and after that I'll look forward to Rage 2 on next-gen consoles :)

OtherFabbros
OtherFabbros

If Doom 4 is like Quake 2 or Rage, it risks to be cool for me.

Clive-Owen
Clive-Owen

i luv how gaming websites hit a news drought at this time of the year and stick to rumors.

Massacher
Massacher

i just hope they develop it for PC from the ground up and not just port it off as they did with RAGE.

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

Rumours, rumours, rumours! It's kinda like a Love-Hate relationship. It's that glimmer of hope!

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

LOL these screenshots aren't doom...

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

For some reason, my gut tells me this is going to turn into the new "Duke Nukem: Forever". I hope it doesn't, but that's what my instincts tell me.

Cataclysmm
Cataclysmm

ok the return of a classic thats a great look right there.

wyan_
wyan_

I see Danny Trejo in the pics.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

megagames.com had lots of leaked screens, if it is Doom4 then it looks very good, could be a doom 2 remake, Hell on Earth....

Anime_Fan1986
Anime_Fan1986

I wasn't too worried about Doom 4 since it was pretty obvious they were focusing on Rage until it was released. Though I must admit I was getting a little impatient waiting for Doom 4. It's nice hearing even a little news about the game and hopefully some footage will surface during E3.Now that Rage has been out a while I feel ID will be less quiet about Doom. I'm also glad ID has plans for a Rage 2. I thought Rage was pretty awesome and look forward to what happens next. It was a great start for the series in my opinion. I really loved the Dead City, and I hope to see a lot more of that in the next game.

ezjohny
ezjohny

This is a good thing that Doom 4 is still in development! I hope ID soft could fine tune the PC version of Doom 4, because when they did Rage, the PC version was not that good, hopefully they fix the issues on the PC 's side!!!! ID soft does great work from what I've seen!

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@Eldeorn I'll second that. RAGE came pretty close. Leave it to id

Eldeorn
Eldeorn

Not everyone cares about having a class A storyline. I just want a frickin badass shooter with awesome gameplay and hordes of demons to shoot in the face with a double barrel shotgun.

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

They need to go back to the feel of the original Doom games. Shooting demons that attack en-mass. Hordes of killer teched out monsters, and a creepy atmosphere.

Zephol
Zephol

Doom 4 looks better. This images are from Dishonored.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

I dont know why people are worried about the sreenshots, they could be fake, but even if they are real then the game has been in development for some time, so they could be old. Besides i think Rage was a good looking game, im certain D4 will be just as good, likely better. This game will surely look good and more importantly should play amazingly, i cant wait to see how this actually turns out.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@PinkyLord They are made by different people, id doesnt make elder scrolls or fallout games.

Hugo_Fahkov
Hugo_Fahkov

Probably just more "monster closets". I got tired of knowing exactly what was going to happen in Doom 3. "Hit this switch, and yep, there's the monster in the closet to attack me". Yawn. Id just doesn't know how to make a game with a decent story. They're just tech wizards, that can make some cool levels, tied together with just a shred of a story. Look at Rage. I didn't even bother finishing it. I bought it for PC, and it was launched with tons of flaws. Besides, a post apocalyptic wasteland? Hmmm....where have I played those games, a few times already? I'll hold out hope for Doom 4. I'm interested but, if it's the same old Id, which seems to be falling behind, more and more, in the "relevant" world, I won't even bother with a purchase. Maybe Carmack can whip up a new iPhone game; "Angry Demons"? XD

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

I pumped for this but pls don't blow it, plas back to original style

ecurl143
ecurl143

Whatever happened to the once mighty ID?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

In case those screenshots are real (who knows) It's amazing to read so many "game experts" judging screenies from what is provably an alpha version like if it were the final product. Really...

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@noturfangirl lyke omgawds deed yew even c mah response where I said "I was about to say man. Thanks for clearing that up. I haven't played Doom 3 in ages so It was kind of hard for me to even remember if that was a Doom 3 screen shot." lolz heheheheheheheheh lolz

Diabeto
Diabeto

Doom? ...or another Half-Life wanna be? Doom 3 was a wanna be. Here's a hint... Doom = fast paced, gory, mass killing, action. Stop money grubbing with your game designs and maybe the money will come naturally.

Fortress5000
Fortress5000

one of those guys looks just like Danny Trejo!

hella_epic
hella_epic

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badtaker
badtaker

don't seeing any art in those images :P

keyb0red
keyb0red

Well hope they fix that broken IdTech 5 or 6 or whatever the engine was cos it aint so great running Rage Fixing all the texture popups weeks after launch LOL

tamer11
tamer11

Doom 3 was a game full of horror and action imiss dat game and hope the next doom have a good story and a good horror full of action

Djiel
Djiel

They said it would be more like Doom 1 and 2.. doesn't look like that from those screens.. makes me a little sad. Still playing Doom 1 and 2 in 2012.. keeps being epic! Even more so with all the awesome user made content over the years. You don't see that often anymore :/

BSEE10
BSEE10

"screenshots alleging to be from game surface. " ... Cancel it Bethesda!

wavelength121
wavelength121

can't wait, certainly enjoyed Doom 3 more than that still overrated Half-Life 2

Kirintar
Kirintar

As long as it has team deathmatch and the campaign is longer than an inchworm.

rushad_patel
rushad_patel

I hope Doom 4 is not going to wait for Half life 3 ..... :(

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

Looks like Doom 3 or its add-on/seperate game for the original Xbox. For now though I'm not convinced these so called screen shots are from Doom 4.

cyberslammer
cyberslammer

Whar are they going to call it Doom 4: Revenge of 2005?