New Doom Announced and Detailed by id Software and Bethesda

It's been almost a decade since we last saw a new Doom game.

After years of waiting, the fourth iteration of Doom has been officially unveiled, detailed, and named. Called simply Doom, this game brings the story back to the beginning. It's an origin story.

At this year's QuakeCon conference, id Software showed off the new game, finally detailing what exactly we can expect. It focuses on fast-paced combat and it takes place on Mars, outside of a Union Aerospace Corporation building. You'll be using melee combat a lot, and combat is brutal. Id is designing crazy enemies and weapons, and you'll be able to carry around a large arsenal "all at the same time," executive producer Marty Stratton said.

Doom looks to be especially violent. During one section of the demo id presented, the player ripped an arm off of a guard to get through a biometric scanner. The player proceeded to then wield a chainsaw, wreaking havoc.

In 2008, id announced that it was working on Doom 4, the next installment in the long-running first-person shooter franchise. Publisher Bethesda then revealed in 2011 that the project had been completely scrapped and restarted. Original Doom creator and longtime id Software programmer John Carmack also left the studio last November, joining Rift VR developer Oculus as its Chief Technical Officer.

Finally, when Wolfenstein released in May 2014, we got word of the game again. We learned that there would be a beta for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Now, we know what it's called and how it looks.

No release details have been announced yet, but the game will launch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It runs on id Tech 6 at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Are you excited by a new Doom game? Let us know in the comments!

[Information via Polygon and GameTrailers host Geoff Keighley's Twitter account]

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426 comments
Tranula
Tranula

I bought the BFG edition to get ready for this game. I played vanilla Doom 3 as well.  I personally don't see the changes they made to the BFG edition to be that big of a deal.  And for a 10 year old corridor shooter, it still looks amazing.

vicalva
vicalva

Having played all the Dooms, Quakes and some of the Wolf3D, I want to be excited and to look forward to trying this new Doom. But I am not. Why? I'm getting old for this crap. Kids will probably love it. The sort of mind-blowing games I'm interested in simply don't exist, yet. I want action, emotion, psychic powers, multidimensional existence, brute force if needed, compassion, gratification, satisfaction, sense of purpose, contribution to a common good and maybe ultimately, love. I know, it's a lot to ask from a video game. Here's hoping.

superveka
superveka

people are getting too high expectations for popular games of the past it will be impossible to recreate feel of original doom. when doom came out 3d graphics where something new and it also got new gameplay so i think they will maybe create a good game by today standards but never like original doom,

niccodemarini
niccodemarini

I hope this doom is nothing like wolfenstein. And doom 3 was a tight game when it first came out. especially if you played it on a high end pc in hd with surround sound.  

pidow
pidow

They has to show me more than that..........after a very long wait and a tease?.  I will track.

skinymike
skinymike

It's not going to be good, I guarantee it, not that it will stop anyone from buying it, or stop the overhyped ad spam everywhere, it wont even stop the fanbois from raving about it for years but it will be crap, Here's why: It takes place on "Mars, outside of a Union Aerospace Corporation building" and then "The player proceeded to then wield a chainsaw, wreaking havoc", why would you need a chainsaw on mars??? This doesn't sound like innovation, it sounds like rehashed ultra-violence for kids reaching puberty.


Sincerely: A patient half life fainboi

kavmohammed
kavmohammed

Hoping for an epic soundtrack too....a la Doom 1 & 2..

kingtrax
kingtrax

Anyone else ready for a new Quake?

lorider25
lorider25

Hope they finally make it 4 player co-op online like how the original was.

noobocalypse
noobocalypse

I was at Quakecon behind the closed doors and I can tell you this: You will NOT be disappointed!!!!! During the 10-Minute game play, everybody would cheer every time they saw something that reminded them of the old doom or something new that really caught their attention.

np3trop
np3trop

Not one person who's seen Doom has mentioned atmosphere.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

It's been rebooted again and yet I want to play this game.

spooned666
spooned666

What? You get to play as a monster??

grenadehh
grenadehh

.to the people saying Doom 3 is a good game.....seriously, leave. You're wrong and its not an opinion. Literally 0 Doom fans are on your side.

grenadehh
grenadehh

Unless ithas 68 of each enemy on screen at once its not Doom. This will not be doom

95mike
95mike

I know the vast majority of 1 and 2 were in brightly lit levels, but they were more unsettling than 3.  Maybe it was being truly alone and surrounded by demons and monsters by yourself.  I thought 3 was ok at the time, but I still prefer the older games.

chimila
chimila

pls with the old real monsters layout and Nightmare! level, other than that I could die happy now.

xeno1ith
xeno1ith

Good for id.


Poor Valve, they still can't even count to 3.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

I'm too young to die D:

udubdawgz1
udubdawgz1

love the first 3 doom games, replayed doom3 about a dozen times and am still going to get doom3bfg eventually!

Johny_47
Johny_47

In the video 0:31 =P


Never played any Doom besides the first retro one, aye I'm a bit excited for this.

vadagar1
vadagar1

never trust people with long hair I say

xbr85
xbr85

Heads-up to the sensitive visitors:


There's gore in this video. It's not related to Doom (or is it?)

Tranula
Tranula

@superveka  Doom is one of those games that deserves nothing but the best.  I have faith in Bethesda and Id.  And from the trailer, it looks and sounds to be faithful to the original.  Can't wait.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@lorider25 There was no such thing as online when Doom came out. You could lan or ipx or p2p if you were kukcy and still that wasnt co op.

Bubble_Man
Bubble_Man

@noobocalypse What did the monster designs look like? Did hell knights have horns and hooves or did they have the more alien-like appearance like from Doom 3?

ecs33
ecs33

@grenadehh  It was "ok". Certainly didn't live up to the hype or was as good as the originals.

ekul1021
ekul1021

@grenadehh  It looked like Doom 3 was trying the System Shock or Half Life type structure. It was okay playing, but once played through, it was just toss it to the side and just say "next game" please.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@grenadehh I'm not a fan of D00M 3 either but I'm sure that's just because I went in expecting a D00M game. . . (shame on me)


Some may have wanted a linear jump-out-of-shadows horror game >.>


Well I forget the point I was making? . . . D00M 3 sucks.

ecs33
ecs33

@grenadehh  This might happen. Wolfenstein had tons of enemies. I think Bethesda's method at game design is solid and they are smart enough to realize that in order to reboot old games like these you need to take what made those games shine and put a modern twist on it.

Based on what I have read so far, the gameplay is less "hide and cover" and more kill as quickly as possible while dodging projectiles. Sounds like the old Doom to me.

doktron
doktron

@ekul1021 @grenadehh 

doom3 wasnt at all like system shock which was a shooter/rpg hybrid, and far more replayable than doom3.But it was similar to halflife,a straight forward, story driven,old school shooter.Both these games were ground breaking classics, which doom3 wasnt. but that dosent make it a bad game.

ekul1021
ekul1021

@RSM-HQ Doom 3 storyline would have worked out, but the plot was just predictable and pretty much just blah.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@doktron "whats a doom game in ur opinion.I thought doom 3 was a fine "


Gracing around a well designed map mincing demon faces off while metal music plays in the background. What else is D00M?

grenadehh
grenadehh

@doktron @RSM-HQ @grenadehh basically what others have said. Doom 3 tried way too hard to emulate what story driven, linear shooters did well, instead of being doom. Doom never had much f a story. You explored the halls to get the keys and dodged plasma and fire and bullets while performing the dance of the space marine. Doom 3 had some nice art but it lacked the fun of doom, as well as the solidity of the games it tried to be like. Not to mention its god awful bump mapping set the standard which still looks horrid after a decade in most games.

doktron
doktron

@grenadehh @doktron @RSM-HQ 

i still liked the game. Just cuz  it wasnt what u expected from a doom game dosent make it a bad game.It just makes it ur opinion, not a fact. U even say the original doom didnt hav much of a story and was all aboutlooking for keys while dodging plasma fire and bullets.Dosent sound like much of a game to me. At least doom3 had a relativly descent story(i thought it was ok),descent weapons,a few jump out at u scares, and a lot of atmosphere.I also thought the graphics were fine, And i liked the idea having to switch between gun and flashlight,it made the game more intense and much harder.( I find most games made today for the console crowd too easy).

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@doktron Story does not make a game, Doom 1 and 2 are also well designed. Doom 3 was not well designed in any regard outside of graphics.