Doom 4 to be 'Significantly Different' than Doom 3, Taking Elements from Doom 2 Formula

Shacknews writes: "During an interview with Shacknews, id Software president John Carmack described Doom 4 as being "significantly different" than Doom 3.

When asked whether the game will be rooted in the horror genre, Carmack indicated that it will instead focus more on pure action elements a la Doom 2.

"One of the things that I come to in my limited contributions to the whole Doom 4 design process is, it has to still be you beating down the bad guys," said Carmack.

"It has to be a triumph of heavy weaponry over demonic forces in some way, and you have to be blowing demons all to hell all around you, and it's a more positive side of things there."

Carmack explained that he found some of the complaints of Doom 3's brand of horror to be "completely valid," saying that the "contrived nature of monsters hiding in a closet" and the extreme darkness were two things that caused the company to cancel its game Darkness and begin production of Rage.

Needless to say, there will be no scary little girls in the Doom 4."

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Hot_tea4394d ago

They need a SIGNIFICANT change to make that franchise matter again.

thereapersson4393d ago

I liked DooM 3, but it was a completely different game compared to the older ones in the series.

Charmers4393d ago

Doom 4 to be significantly different, this time you play a marine that can actually use a torch and a gun at the same time. Doom 3 was the last ID game I purchased and I can't say I am in a hurry to revisit the series. Besides shouldn't this guy be concentrating on Rage instead of bigging up the game after it ?

FCOLitsjustagame4393d ago

" is targeting a release within this console generation,"
Wow that really narrows down the release date ;).

Anyway if there are dark areas I am good with that as long as your space marine has night gear like infarad, nightvision or flashlight on your know the stuff non-space marines have today.

andron4393d ago

Doom 3 was bad and was nothing like the good old Dooms.

Make a true Doom sequel this time....