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Doom teased ahead of E3–but it could have been quite different

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I hate this time of year; the build-up to E3. Instead of any real news, all there is from the gaming industry’s PR and marketing cogs is a series of teasers, teaser trailers, and trailers for teasers of trailers. It’s one of my pet hates – and yet here I am, falling for it and being part of the machine. But only, and only because it’s about Doom. Bethesda has released a brand new damned teaser trailer for Doom 4, ahead of the company’s planned full reveal at E3 this year.

It shows…well, it shows very little, as teaser trailers are designed to do little more than build hype and make people excited for games. It manages to do that for me, mostly because I have terribly fond memories of battling Cacodemons, Imps, undead soldiers, Spectres, Spider Demons and all of the other creatures spewing from Mars-bound hell portals.

We’ve been waiting a heck of a lot of time for Doom 4 – and it’s because Bethesda ended up scrapping an earlier version of the game and starting from scratch. Here are some screens from that cancelled version of Doom. It looks like it could have been awesome, but stylistically just wasn’t very…Doom-like. It’s all a little generic post-apocalyptia really, better suited to a sequel to RAGE or something similar. At least this new Doom teaser shows that Doom 4 actually looks…like Doom. This? This looks like every single shooter from 10 years ago.

Here’s what it could have looked like (via PC gamer and Destructoid)

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Last Updated: May 19, 2015

36 Comments

  1. Pariah

    May 19, 2015 at 09:35

    Yup. I’m excited to see what they’ve come up with. 😀

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  2. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 19, 2015 at 09:35

    So glad all that crap got scrapped.
    That’s not Doom! That’s Gloom!

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  3. Admiral Chief

    May 19, 2015 at 09:35

    The “other Doom” screenshots look very generic, I’m glad they scrapped it.

    Kinda makes you wonder about the guys that make games (in general). Is it a bunch of dumbasses who all think of a same silly idea and then just yes-man every daft idea? Or is it laziness?

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 19, 2015 at 09:37

      Sorry to be crass: It feels more like “Bend over fans of a certain game, as we assrape you and the franchise you love so much. Watch as we strip away everything you love about your game and make it Call of Duty 87.

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  4. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 19, 2015 at 09:36

    Also looks a bit too much like Call of Doom-dy

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 19, 2015 at 09:36

      Call of Doomdy, Generic Edition mark 13

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 19, 2015 at 09:52

        *1313. Fixed it for you.

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        • Pariah

          May 19, 2015 at 09:52

          “I’m so glad that game was cancelled.” ~Nobody, ever.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 19, 2015 at 09:54

            I’m still hoping that some Disney dude revives that

          • Pariah

            May 19, 2015 at 09:57

            #StayStrongAdmiral

          • Hammersteyn

            May 19, 2015 at 10:01

            Publishers must keep cancelling games. Developers will start kick start their own games and people will throw money at it like Zuma throws money at airplanes. Like that Castelvania remake. yes it wont be called Castlevania but I don’t care in the least.

          • Pariah

            May 19, 2015 at 10:02

            Only problem is that an Indie won’t be able to make this without Disney saying “here, you can use the Star Wars Licence” – which we know won’t happen. If you want Star Wars, it’s Disney or bust. For now, I’m going with bust.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 19, 2015 at 10:05

            That’s true but I believe more and more developers are gonna tell publishers to take a hike when we as consumers are more than ready to support them. If Hideo announced a new game tomorrow he’d get funding in less than a hour from the community.

          • Pariah

            May 19, 2015 at 10:07

            Sure, but in his case he could easily create a MGS or Silent Hill spiritual successor. For Star Wars, you’re screwed.

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 19, 2015 at 09:42

    • Admiral Chief

      May 19, 2015 at 09:43

      Looks like his loins are on FIIIIYAAAA

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      May 19, 2015 at 12:39

      I still play this game from time to time… see what I did there?

      Reply

  6. HairyEwok

    May 19, 2015 at 09:43

    Plot twist…. The image of the cancelled game is actually what we could expect Fallout 4 to be.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 19, 2015 at 09:49

      Mind blown! Pshhhouuwaaahh!!

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        May 19, 2015 at 09:57

        IKR! Like OMG WTF!

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  7. Hammersteyn

    May 19, 2015 at 09:43

    When can we preorder!?…….. Wait no, bad Hammer.

    *Slaps myself

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 19, 2015 at 09:47

      *joins in the slapping of Sergeant Steyn

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 19, 2015 at 10:01

        that tickles.

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        • Pariah

          May 19, 2015 at 10:03

          Is that your code for “Oh baby!”?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 19, 2015 at 10:06

            No, that would be for “it hurts so good”

          • Pariah

            May 19, 2015 at 10:06

            Close enough. XD

        • Admiral Chief

          May 19, 2015 at 10:13

          Aaaand just like that, it became awkward

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  8. Timmy_The_Good_Troll

    May 19, 2015 at 10:01

    I hope we are still going to get Fallout, and this is not it from bethesda

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  9. GooseZA

    May 19, 2015 at 10:08

    “all of the other creatures sewing from Mars-bound hell portals.”

    Yeah those Knitter Knights and Crochet Cacodemons were tough!

    Reply

    • WhiteRock

      May 19, 2015 at 13:02

      Almost like Duke saying “I’m gonna knit you a new one”

      Reply

  10. Ghost In The Rift

    May 19, 2015 at 22:17

    EPIC Gatling Skeleton, i really hope they make a new Quake game though, those bosses in Quake 4*feels*

    Reply

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