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‘Doom 4′ Will Soon Be Entire Focus of id Software

Although Rage offered dated – and arguably boring – gameplay it did offer stunning animation and visuals, serving better as a visual tech demo for id Software’s latest and greatest game engine: id Tech 5. That same engine is being used by the ZeniMax Media-owned developer for their next major project in Doom 4.

According to the developer, the game will be different from its other shooters and more importantly, it will please fans of the franchise. We heard this last year from id Software’s design director Matt Hooper and at QuakeCon 2012 during the keynote, John Carmack provided another little Doom 4 update

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NastyLeftHook01421d ago

better to release it on ps4, show something magical.

decrypt1421d ago (Edited 1421d ago )

Console gamers dont really care about graphics, its all about game play (so they say). Hence no point delaying the game until Sony or Ms feels is good to release new hardware. Anyone looking for more eyecandy can always pick up the PC version (provided ID has learnt their lesson lol) hence no need to delay the game).

@at the author of the article

"Although Rage offered dated – and arguably boring – gameplay it did offer stunning animation and visuals"

Dude you have to be retarded or blind, rage was a disaster as long as graphics are concerned regardless of which ever platform you look at it. There were low res textures every where. Particularly if you closed up on anything then even the PC version looked horribly dated poor textures everywhere (was bitten by the consolitus bug).

Lets hope ID has learnt a lesson and can up the graphics at least on the PC version.

bubblebeam1421d ago

@Decrypt

Although I didn't like Rage (I had the ps3 version), it is still one of the best graphics games on console.......when the textures load.

The game probably would have been the best looking game hands down if they chose 30FPS, and smaller environments, but at least they tried to do something (which was, well impossible on consoles).

It also had HD resolution, which a lot of games don't have, Like COD, Halo, Resistance, Alan wake.....

So when you add up all the things they were doing, the graphics power of the engine truly shows. If they made a linear cod game, AND lowered the resolution, imagine what the graphics would look like? Even if they kept the large areas and went 30FPS, people would be bragging about it today. Fell truly sorry for PC owners who rightfully expected something to upgrade their PC's for.

Autodidactdystopia1421d ago

fix it ID.

doom 3 or halflife style, revolutionize gaming... maybe im asking for too much!

MysticStrummer1420d ago

@bubblebeam -

"Although I didn't like Rage (I had the ps3 version), it is still one of the best graphics games on console.......when the textures load."

That's not what I saw at all. Mediocre at best gameplay, with decent but not great visuals is the Rage I played... for about 3 hours before I got too bored to continue.

ATi_Elite1421d ago

Doom 4

Oh yeh I'm sure id is gonna screw Doom 4 up too. I'm so looking forward to a half ass console port to PC.

palaeomerus1421d ago

As long as it's better than #@#$ing Killzone 3 was I'm in.

RegorL1421d ago

Hope they have learnt their lesson.

It should release at the beginning of a consoles life...

Rage was first shown 2007 (PS3 was released late 2006)
but Rage did not release until 2011...

StayStatic1420d ago (Edited 1420d ago )

"better to release it on ps4, show something magical."

Better release it on PC in pristine condition and no consolitis in sight , if it's anything like rage I'm done with ID , Doom & Quake are well known PC franchises and if they screw this up they can take a hike.

h311rais3r1420d ago

ID doesn't are about us pc gamers any more. They just want money. Don't expect d4 to be good.

otherZinc1420d ago

Id please dont allow the lack of RAM to stop you from making this game a co-op sandbox style game as found in Halo!

Id, go all out please!

Cant wait for this game!

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Kingdom Come1421d ago

Rage featured tremendous AI and fantastically intense combat, those are the only elements from Rage that will be necessarilly important to DOOM 4's development, the stunning visuals are an added bonus. I liked Rage for its combat, performance and fluidity, I am disappointed with id for their incompetence regarding DOOM 4's reveal, why they consistently open QuakeCon with an apology regarding DOOM 4's no show, only to later falsely promise a trailer for the following years show only to repeat that no show is so infuriating...

WeskerChildReborned1420d ago

Hopefully Doom 4 will be a great game cause i'm looking forward to seeing what it will look like since the last Doom was on last gen consoles.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1420d ago

meh.. in coming console port fort the masses.. I expect it to be less of a hardcore game this time around.

Vynzent1420d ago

The game will be great so long as it's PC-first, then dumbed down so that the consoles can handle it.

Of course, I don't expect the kids hear to know this, but it's been a long time since Carmack said focusing on consoles for Rage was a bad idea. Yet here ye' all are sill complaining about a console port.

All I request is that the game feel like Doom. No CoD shit please, don't give me orders, let me do as I wish, let me go back and forth through maps without invisible walls, please, Rage had too many damn invisible walls.