The Doom series is undeniably id Software’s most famous
franchise. While Wolfenstein and Quake have their place in the history of
first-person shooters, it’s Doom that set the shareware scene ablaze.
When I first saw Doom 3 behind closed doors years ago at its
first unveiling at E3, I was stunned at much of a step forward the engine was
beyond everything else at the time. (Starbreeze’s The Chronicles of Riddick:
Escape From Butcher Bay was also very impressive.)
It should be no surprise, then id Software would want to do
Doom 4. After the somewhat underperforming two recent entries of the Quake
franchise, the developer may be looking to go back to their roots.
“Doom is part of the id Software DNA and demands the
greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next
installment of our flagship franchise to Earth,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id
Software. “It's critical for id Software to have the best creative minds
in-house to develop games that meet the standards synonymous with our titles.”
id Software didn’t have much else to say on its front page other than it’s now hiring more
talent to work on its games.
The developer’s other publically known project
is Rage, which is being made alongside a brand new engine which shares the
name. The Rage engine is being made to be completely flexible cross platform
over PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Given the recent comments regarding PC game industry losses
to piracy, it would be logical to expect that Doom 4 is being developed on the
Rage engine for consoles as well as PC.
quote: Personally I think the most revolutionary gameplay I've seen since Wolfenstein->DOOM->Quake, has been TF2.
quote: ...tons of baddies and cool armor power-ups and badass weapons...
quote: I know most of you just want classic shoot 'em up, but why? 10 years of technological advances, and all you want is more linear maps with a chain gun with AI that takes the same damage hitting them on their feet as to their heads.
quote: Give me super shotgun, lots of ammo, tons of bodies to shoot and ingenious level design (i.e. not big open areas with spam running my way) and I have a winner.
quote: I don't think HL2 is worth a comparison. D3 is in its own lague and has its own flaws.
quote: The shooting gameplay is basically just "spray and prey".