Published on April 4th, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor1
Doom IV Holding Out for Next-Gen, While RAGE 2 Gets Cancelled
With talks of of the next generation of consoles becoming more and more frequent, sparked by Sony’s announcement of the PlayStation 4, it was only a matter of time before publishers started prepping reveals for their next-gen lineup.
Id Software and Square Enix announced today that the long-anticipated Doom IV has been scrapped, but no worries, because the project was “restarted” to become a release for next-gen consoles.
Speaking to Kotaku, Bethesda’s VP of marketing and public relations Pete Hines said:
“An earlier version of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect. As a result, id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4 that promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise. When we’re ready to talk about the Doom 4 id is making, we will let folks know.”
The development house that previously worked on RAGE quickly began working on RAGE 2. That title, however, has been canceled, and the RAGE team moved over to assist the production of Doom IV.
Even though many are optimistic that Doom IV will see the light of day, only time will tell if the game moves in the right direction and doesn’t suffer the same fate of other titles that have suffered from multiple delays. Do Aliens: Colonial Marines or Duke Nukem Forever ring a bell?