‘Doom 4′ headed to Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4

Doom 4, which is expected to be the next big first-person shooter from seasoned developer id Software, seems to be headed to both Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles.

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Nicaragua1935d ago

Based on Id Softwares recent performance im going to go out on a limb and state that Doom 4 will look amazing but play like utter turd, just like every Id game since Quake.

blitz06231935d ago

If this is true, then it pretty much confirms the Wii U will not be getting some, maybe even most next gen games

TimeSkipLuffy1935d ago

Wii U can still get a gimped version of the game... like the DS still got AC or Call of Duty XD

animegamingnerd1935d ago

it didn't say which platforms it would be or even that it was doom 4 it self who knows maybe doom 4 will be a PC and steambox exclusive

piroh1935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

i don´t think so, Doom 4 is too big to be a PC exclusive

EddieNX 1935d ago

Woopty doo!!! let's throw a party. Wait and see what the wiiu will get. I think it's got a good chance of getting many games next gen , even if they are scaled down from 720 and ps4.

Even if not , the wiiu will still have the best exclusives next gen , which automatically makes it a must own.

I'm going to see what happens between PS4 and 720 and then choose between one of them to play my multiplats on....

GenericNameHere1935d ago

Yeah, because looking at the Wii, the Wii U WILL definitely have the best exclusives next gen -_-

Gaming1011935d ago

It has to be on the next consoles... there's just no way they're going to dumb down Doom 4 for the archaic current gen architecture. They already did it with BFG edition with varying results (no casted shadows from your flashlight anyone?) but they are guaranteed to be doing a AAA game on consoles. Spending all the money to make Doom 4 and having it exclusive to PC would bankrupt them, Bethesda isn't dumb enough to do that.

stragomccloud1935d ago

How does anything in this article even hint that it's not coming to Wii U?

Phil321935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

If you didn't know that by now, I don't know what to tell you.

"Yeah, because looking at the Wii, the Wii U WILL definitely have the best exclusives next gen -_-"

It had the best to me easily. Then again, I'm tired of shooters.

MysticStrummer1935d ago

"the wiiu will still have the best exclusives next gen"

For some that will be the case. For me... no.

stage881935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )


You're kidding right? Unless your under 13 years old then Sony and Microsoft have the best exclusives hands down.

Ezz20131935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

"the wiiu will still have the best exclusives
ps3/pc have the best exclusives this gen

DethWish1935d ago


Unless you're over 18, then it's the PC :)

Eyeco1934d ago

doubt it, given the success that Original PC shooters like Battlefield, COD, Crysis have had on consoles I highly doubt they'll keep it exclusive to just 2 platforms.
It will definitely make it to PS4 and 720 eventually, and as for the Wii-U lool considering the system is struggling to run last/current gen games that's questionable.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

Based on past experiences.. If it becomes a full on console modern casual shooter then it's dead for many and especially pc players.

Graphics and animation will be nice I am sure.

FriedGoat1935d ago

So true, I'm still waiting for an online experience that can rival the skill, precision and game engine that quake 3 had.

Knight_Crawler1935d ago

Just bought Rage and I can honestly say that I would rather play Call of Duty than that turd...this coming from someone who hates COD.

ATi_Elite1935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

I have NO interest in Doom 4!

It was built for the consoles and the PC version will be just a bad port! Hopefully Doom 4 runs better on the consoles unlike that crap Rage.

I don't need another generic shooter when there are games out there on the horizon pushing new ideas. Especially in the RPS/RTS genre like Natural Selection 2!

MysticStrummer1935d ago

I thought Rage ran fine. It was just a very ordinary game that couldn't hold my attention.

ninjahunter1935d ago

What makes you think it would play poorly? Doom 3, Quake, Rage, pretty much every game ID has worked on personally has had great game play, not to mention looked and ran really well for their time. I'm interested in your reasoning.

Nicaragua1935d ago

My reasoning is that i have an opposite opinion to yours. I was a huge fan of the original doom and the quake series and so was very excited and so was very excited at the prospect of Doom 3.

What i got was a tech demo. Doom 3 was a tedious, repetitive game which only saving factor was its superb graphics.

Fast forward to Rage and it was more of the same. Any AAA developer who can make a game about shooting mutants in the face dull is doing something very wrong.

It seems to me that Id are just a house of programming geniuses with no one there who has a clue about story, gameplay, immersion, pacing etc. So my reasoning is that unless anything major has changed at Id then their games will continue to be dull, tedious, lifeless experiences - but with superb graphics.

showtimefolks1935d ago

Nice hopefully ID has learned something from Rage.

Also I don't think this will come to wii-u. Get use to it, I think most next gen tiles will skip wii-u unless Nintendo does something drastically different to attract 3rd party publishers

It's unfair because wii-u while not a tru next gen system is still a upgrade vet current systems.

DeadlyFire1935d ago

I'd say we wait before we pass bad judgement on WiiU capabilities until 2014 lands. It show show some significant signs of its maximum quality by then.

I don't expect 3rd party publishers to skip out on the WiiU. Why? Well Wii itself outsold the other two because it was the cheaper of the three and even without major third party support how many Wiis do people have in their hands? 3rd parties will grab the WiiU tightly when the people flow into using the console. It will be the cheapest of the four new consoles again so it will sell fast. Although the new 3 Android consoles under $100 could slow that quick sell momentum Nintendo has aimed itself towards.

I personally believe Bethesda will look at WiiU, PC, PS4, XB3, PS3, X360 as possible platforms to put Doom4 out on.

showtimefolks1935d ago


What you seem to be forgetting is moms and grandmas are not lining up to buy the wii-u because Nintendo has been very bad in their advertisement because the message isn't as clear as wii was

Also don't expect wii-u to sell 96 million. Here is a fun fact NES was the last Nintendo system that got a lot of 3rd party support.

You said wii had a huge install base yet most 3rd party games didn't sell well enough, because wii was for everything but core games. But when Nintendo released one of their 1st party games it sold.

Nintendo has a tougher road ahead IMO, while wii-u is a step up from os3 and xbox360 but how much of a step up? And will wii-u be a forgotten device when ps4 and next Xbox hit the market this fall? I think so.

Most big 3rd party games in early 2013 are not coming out on wii-u.

Nintendo has to do whatever it takes to get GTA 5 on wii-u(I don't see it happening)

Plagasx1935d ago

I thoroughly enjoyed Doom 3 on the first play through though..

RuperttheBear1935d ago

I thoroughly enjoyed Doom 3 on several play throughs. I loved it.

Kingdom Come1935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

"RAGE" had astoundingly good combat, mainly as a result of the tremendous animations and sublime enemy AI. Many people, like yourself, consider it to be a "utter turd" because you went into playing it with incorrect preconceptions of what the game actually was, most mistaking it for a Fallout like experience.

"RAGE" did a lot wrong, yes. Being an id Software game, (especially being one with such brilliant shooting mechanics and 60 FPS) it NEEDED competitive Deathmatch Mode's. Instead, we were shovelled the tiresome vehicular modes and the decent but nothing spectacular "Legend's of the Wasteland" Co-Op modes. This, coupled with the unintelligent story and unholy ending made for a collective catalogue of disappointments.

However, that doesn't excuse the fact that "RAGE" was fantastic at many things. Technically, it was absolutely stunning, in both visuals and animations, and these went hand in hand with the smooth shooting, making for more interesting and unpredictable combat scenario's, with different enemy factions utilising the environment and weaponry in different ways. Also, id provided the gamer with a diverse selection of weaponry, from the standard pistols, shotguns and rifle, to the absolutely BRILLIANT "Wingstick". Also, with the implementation of ammo types, the gamer was capable of using the environment to their advantage by shooting electrical bolts at puddles of water and exposed electrical panels, electrocuting their foes, also, ammo types changed the functionalityy of a weapon such as using "Fat Mamma's" Ammo for the pistol of which when coupled with the utilisation of the monocular, essentially turns it into a sniper, or the rocket ammo for the Shotgun, adapting it into, essentially, a grenade launcher. The gadgets, as mentioned before, were wonderfully designed, plant an advanced automated turret, drawing enemy attention and flank around them, use an RC Bomb Car on unsuspecting foes and blow them up. This game features undeniably diverse and unpredictable combat, of which, along with its technical accomplishments make it a great game. Not a masterpiece, but none the less, much higher quality than "utter turd".

Dark_Overlord1935d ago

I agree with most of what you said, I thoroughly enjoyed RAGE (pre 1.02 patch), I really liked the co-op (I hate competitive MP). My biggest gripe with the game were the textures, turn too fast and they popped in, enter a building, pop in etc etc it really did put a damper on the game for me.

Then there's the latest patch, its pretty much wrecked the game. One example is Wingsticks, they now cost more to make than they do to buy? seriously why? They've made the blueprint for them utterly pointless. Another is they've made the time trials stupidly hard. There are a few more problems but can't remember them off the top of my head.

Still, despite that I'm still going to buy the DLC :)

DOMination-1935d ago

Id are still living in the past. games like doom or quake were acceptable 15 years ago but unless they drastically change the formula it will fail. you cant get away with having a game thats story pretty much is 'im just a random guy sent to shoot things. Lots of things'. Get to point B and shoot evrrything in between.

RuperttheBear1935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

I still like games like that. Besides, that's not all that Doom 3 had going for it, the story was helped along by your pda and the emails and audio logs. And it had an incredible atmosphere.

I'm a big fan of films like Alien and Event Horizon, and I want games that have that sort of setting. With the exceptions of the Doom and Dead Space series there isn't any other games that give me that sort of feeling of being alone in space against an evil enemy.

If Doom 4 can take what was great about Doom 3 and add to it I'll be very happy.

EDIT:I should also add that the first two Alien games on pc were also great as well. They had the same sort of tone.

I don't have much hope for the upcoming Gearbox release from the preview I read in PC Gamer, they don't seem to understand what Aliens fans actually want. And Dead Space 3 is taking the series away from what made it great, so Doom 4 might be my only savior.

Greyslash1934d ago

" you cant get away with having a game thats story pretty much is 'im just a random guy sent to shoot things. Lots of things'. Get to point B and shoot evrrything in between."
So what you're telling me is almost every other popular shooter (I.E Call of Duty and Halo) Stories aren't acceptable, because that's pretty much what they are.

DOMination-1934d ago

They're not though. Even cod has an actual story and mostly the single player is pretty good in terms if narrative and spectacle. In Doom you're just a bloke on mars shooting stuff

DethWish1935d ago (Edited 1935d ago )

Edit: fail

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stickskills1935d ago

I'm sad to see that they're "porting" it. It should have been designed for those systems from day one!

SlavisH21935d ago

it depends on how far along they are. I hope its not a complete port and they work from the ground up. I dont want a crappy port.

animegamingnerd1935d ago

unless if they have been working on doom 4 ever since the start of this gen

Yangus1935d ago

Good news, good news.
I wait next-gen!

Asuka1935d ago

pc version here i come! I am very interested to see how the 720/ps4 versions stack up however.

esemce1935d ago

Obviously ffs, why would it not be on the next systems and PC?