John Carmack Confirms Doom 4

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Gahars, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    id Software has certainly seen better days. The Doom IP isn't so revered anymore, and the studio's last project (the rage inducing, uh, Rage) wasn't received very warmly.

    Taking to the stage at Quakecon, John Carmack had something of an apologetic tone.

    He then went on to confirm that the studio was still hard at work on Doom 4, and that all of their resources are now focused on getting the project done (in fact, this was why relatively few fixes have been released for Rage).

    [​IMG] Tom's Hardware

    For those interested, here's Carmack's speech in (abbreviated) video form...
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Oct 12, 2004
    I'm hoping the next Doom will keep the style of the first two titles, some good old fashioned gore and some great gothic art. The style of Doom 3 was too bland for me but then it matched the gameplay as well.

    As for Rage, I didn't think it was that bad (once the patch got released). It played well but it got really samey and the level design was very dated.
  3. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

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    I really enjoyed all the Doom releases except for Doom3, so as long as Doom 4 doesn't follow the same theme as Doom 3 then i'll be happy.
  4. Crimsonclaw111

    Crimsonclaw111 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 7, 2010
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    Doom with Rage gunplay would be amazing.
  5. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    One of my friends had played it. He said he generally enjoyed it until the final level, which he felt was just a complete joke. From what I've seen, it didn't look awful, but I could understand people being disappointed.
  6. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Jan 12, 2011
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    Throwing milk at the bitches!

    Now give me Quake Arena 2 instead of that Quake Live shit and ill believe in IDSoftware again!
  7. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Rage was not nearly the failure everyone made it out to be. I enjoyed every minute of it. Marketing was really the only issue, but the people who were pissed off are also the people who believe everything they read... The final level seemed to me like the point was to go in and mow down everyone in your way and that's exactly what you did. Nightmare difficulty really should have been the normal difficulty though...
  8. Izzy011

    Izzy011 The Business Bitch

    Jun 13, 2008
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    What was so bad with Rage? I considered getting it at Amazon for $10

    I didn't even know there was a Doom 3
  9. Memoir

    Memoir A Hero to Zero

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    Doom 4 was 'confirmed' a while ago. I remember watching something that confirmed its life before RAGE was released. So, this doesn't surprise me, but it's about damn time they release an official announcement.
  10. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    I loved rage, The racing aspect of the game was great too, Heck the racing aspect of the game was high enough quality to be a game itself, imo.
  11. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    I liked Rage a fair bit, but it's release was a giant clusterfuck. Graphics drivers made the game nearly unplayable for a lot of users for the first week or so, but after updates were finally released, it ran great. That said, something Carmack needs to understand is that like many other companies, PC games need to feel like PC games, not to mention look like they were designed for the PC. Rage had such horrible texturing because they had to reduce the data size in order to make it downloadable on Steam as well as playable on consoles. Some of us bought the hard copy so I don't see why they didn't include the game with all textures in the hard copy package and make it free downloadable content for Steam buyers.

    I hope that Doom 4 returns to the traditional style but in a more realistic environment. Doom 2 is still loads of fun, but it suffers the lack of realism that today's games have, and Doom 3 as a whole was just a complete piece of garbage in terms of both visual presentation and gameplay.