Doom 4 Raises Hell at QuakeCon 2014, Gets a Name ChangeJon Ledford |
The first-person shooter genre is going to hell, and we wouldn't have it any other way with this unveiling of the latest incarnation of Doom.
It's been just about a full decade since Doom 3 was released, and it looks like the long wait for Doom 4 finally has an end in sight. During a panel at QuakeCon 2014 taking place at 19th annual LAN party/PC game convention, fans got an exclusive look, going far beyond the teaser we saw last month at E3 2014. PC Gamer reports that id Software played two live gameplay demos of Doom. As a massive thank you to id Software's Texan supporters, Doom 4's gameplay footage from QuakeCon 2014 was not put online and remained exclusive to the panel.
The biggest shocker revealed during QuakeCon was that Doom 4 has eliminated the numbered part of its name, suggesting a remake or revamp of the series. This game will be only called Doom and it is reverting back to everything we loved about the first two titles: Mars, demons, massive guns and a fast pace. id Software executive producer Marty Stratton announced Doom will be running on id Tech 6, making your high tech demons look even better. Other big surprises include the return of behemoth-sized weapons (like the BFG), and the inclusion of melee finishing moves, such as ripping off a demon's jaw with your bare hands after filling it with bullets.
While no launch window or systems have been announced, we expect Doom will raise hell sometime in 2015 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Given its use of the new id Tech 6 engine, we have doubts as to whether or not Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will even be able to play Doom.