LoreHound.com wrties: "Bethesda Softworks and id Software have finally, irrevocably confirmed that Doom 4 has been canned after persisting in development hell for years. Rumors and reports have persisted over the title’s struggle to come to fruition. Sent back to the drawing board in 2011, gamers received the first taste of Doom from a quick E3 2014 trailer that was shown again as the opening of yesterday’s reveal.
From there, it was seemingly all butter. Perhaps most importantly was the explanation of the title. It’s no longer Doom 4, but Doom because id Software is looking to return the franchise to its roots, removing elements added from Doom 3 and largely disregarding features that have been added to the genre the franchise helped create."