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.

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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.
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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