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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 05:15

Doom 4 is postponed for the time being

Written by David Stellmack

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Reviews of Rage have led to multiple questions

Sources are whispering that they have learned Zenimax and Bethesda have told id that Doom 4 is indefinitely postponed for the time being, due to a lack of confidence of the project management at id Software.

The causes for this lack of confidence are the reviews and issues surrounding the release of Rage. According to our sources, Zenimax and Bethesda want to conduct a more in-depth review of the Doom 4 project and get a better handle on the title, where it is going, and what the finished product is going to be like before giving the green light to proceed.

The reviews of Rage have at least raised a number of serious questions about id Software’s latest title. While a number of these comments in the reviews might be nothing more than the reviewer’s perception of the title, a case could be made for the title not living up to the playability hype while the actual engine does deliver the goods.

Some are now calling it an elaborate technology demo for an engine that is not going to be licensed. This isn’t an opinion we share, but nonetheless Rage has missed the mark with reviewers; and that is something that Zenimax and Bethesda don’t want to happen with Doom 4.


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+5 #1 Blizzard 2011-10-26 12:11
Ye, dam it, Rage is a big disappoint, and that's bad. Its good decision for Bethesda, because DooM 4 is a known brand and it can't be a ...., if it does than fans will destroy id and all good games they created so far.
 
 
+5 #2 nt300 2011-10-26 12:23
Agree with the above poster. Though I like to add, id needs to start designing games on the PC, and then only then port them over onto Consoles. Design the bloody game with the advanced technologies of a PC, not consoles that are more than 7 years old in technology.

I did not by Rage nor will I by it due to all the bad reviews. DOOM 4 on the other hand better live up to its reputation because it is in fact the Father of FPS. If id fails DOOM 4, then I am afraid the company's next move would be belly up.
 
 
+2 #3 STRESS 2011-10-26 12:27
Well I never was thrilled by Rage when it was first announced and now that is out I am even less excited by it. I think iDSoft have totally lost the touch
 
 
+2 #4 Kryojenix 2011-10-26 12:55
Quoting nt300:
DOOM 4...is in fact the Father of FPS.

What about Wolfenstein 3D ???
Lucky for Bethesda they can count on selling a few copies of Skyrim, including a few price-inflated ones with a plastic dragon dolly inside ... e.g. to me.
 
 
+3 #5 NickThePrick 2011-10-26 14:09
First of all this rumor is over a week old and it has been officially denied several days ago.

"Pete Hines, responding to our request for comment this morning, says no game in development has been postponed."
 
 
+3 #6 thematrix606 2011-10-26 15:50
Quoting Kryojenix:
Quoting nt300:
DOOM 4...is in fact the Father of FPS.

What about Wolfenstein 3D ???
Lucky for Bethesda they can count on selling a few copies of Skyrim, including a few price-inflated ones with a plastic dragon dolly inside ... e.g. to me.




Let's call it one of the founding fathers? :)
 
 
-3 #7 thematrix606 2011-10-26 15:51
Quoting NickThePrick:
First of all this rumor is over a week old and it has been officially denied several days ago.

"Pete Hines, responding to our request for comment this morning, says no game in development has been postponed."



Yes because it isn't in development yet? :o :D
 
 
+4 #8 NickThePrick 2011-10-26 16:53
Quoting thematrix606:
Quoting NickThePrick:
First of all this rumor is over a week old and it has been officially denied several days ago.

"Pete Hines, responding to our request for comment this morning, says no game in development has been postponed."



Yes because it isn't in development yet? :o :D


Its officially been in development since 2008. Carmack has talked about it too on several occasions.
 
 
0 #9 godrilla 2011-10-26 22:36
Carmack can suck it! I can't believe that I wasted my time ever reading his interviews!
Some devs still lead with innovation. While others overhype their product like this moron!

As for doom 4 unless it gets perfect 10s I'm not buying it!
 
 
0 #10 Super XP 2011-10-26 22:59
DOOM 4 better be geared as being one of the best all time FPS game in existence. If they cannot do this, then the DOOM franchise is done.

I also fully agree with making games for PC's first then porting them over to the crapy old game consoles.
 

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