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You won’t get to see Doom until 2015

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From everything we’ve heard about the newly rebooted Doom, it sounds like the glorious union of old-school sensibilities and new-generation technology. Doom sounds very much like it’s getting the same sort of attention to detail and love as the recent Wolfenstein: The New Order – and for fans, that’s exciting stuff. Pity you probably won’t get to even see it until next year.

Those who got to see the game’s first demo at Quakecon were rather impressed- but it’s all early footage that Bethesda has no intentions of showing to the world any time soon. Speaking to PC Gamer, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said we won’t be seeing it for a while.

“They’re like, ‘Look, we don’t want a stream to go up for a game that isn’t at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all,’” he explained, saying he didn’t want to “deal with the repercussions” of that.

“I don’t think there’s any way that happens,” Hines said.

So why did they show it? Mostly, to give Quakecon attendees something to brag about, and also to show that the new Doom – which has been in development hell for years – is still worthy of a look.

“I really wanted to put something out there that, in a strong way, said, ‘id is working on something that we think is really cool,’” said Hines. “And we wanted to show something to [id Software fans] that gives them the confidence that it is still a viable studio that’s doing really cool stuff, that is making a game you want to play, and is treating Doom with the care and respect that you want.

I was rather hoping to go hands on with the thing at Gamescom this year, but I guess not. Instead, they’ll start showing it off next year.

Last Updated: July 21, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 21, 2014 at 09:35

    Well that’s depressing…


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 21, 2014 at 09:36

    And he’s right about it being nitpicked to death.


    • Greylingad

      July 21, 2014 at 09:38

      That’s true!! especially after what happened to wart doge….


  3. ToshZA

    July 21, 2014 at 09:42

    I beg to differ.


  4. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 21, 2014 at 09:52

    Fffffuuuuuuuuuu. See this is how you build hype for a game. Don’t show it… Well played Id. Well played.


  5. Matewis Jubilai

    July 21, 2014 at 09:53

    At the moment I’m more excited to try this Q4 mod: http://www.moddb.com/mods/false-dawn
    and even more excited about this D2 mod: http://www.moddb.com/mods/total-chaos


    • Viking Of Science

      July 21, 2014 at 10:10

      • Skyblue

        July 21, 2014 at 10:18

        Brutal Doom with the music makeover wad is awesome. I am more a fan of the original gameplay but that music is just epic.


        • Matewis Jubilai

          July 21, 2014 at 10:28

          But there are no flying kicks in the original!


          • Skyblue

            July 21, 2014 at 10:30

            Sometimes, less is more. Anyway, I really do enjoy the mod as well.

          • Matewis Jubilai

            July 21, 2014 at 10:36

            Yup sometimes 🙂 I was surprised at the quality of the mod and it made me wonder whether something similar (not a gore-mod necessarily) exists for Duke Nukem 3D. Wouldn’t mind to give the 3 episodes another go

      • Matewis Jubilai

        July 21, 2014 at 10:27

        Oh yes 😀 the only reason I didn’t list it is because I already finished each D2 level several times with the mod (on the hardest difficulty without saving). Kicks, flying kicks and finishing moves FTW!!
        I haven’t checked out the latest version though


  6. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    July 21, 2014 at 10:25

    I like that they’ve taken this decision. It makes me think they do actually care about what they’re putting out there. I’m very keen for this to be whatever they want it to be and I don’t want the one billion internet trolls making them rethink any of their decisions pre game launch.


  7. Rince&pop

    July 21, 2014 at 11:00

    Lulz. PC people should be used to waiting so nothing new here. Trololo


    • ToshZA

      July 21, 2014 at 11:01

      Quality IS worth waiting for, after all 😉


      • Rince&pop

        July 21, 2014 at 11:04

        Agreed. Look at Duke Nukem… Tehehehe 😉


        • ToshZA

          July 21, 2014 at 11:05

          Oh there are exceptions to every rule. I mean, every now and then consoles get a good game too.


          • Rince&pop

            July 21, 2014 at 11:19

            It’s their Destiny to?

          • ToshZA

            July 21, 2014 at 11:25

            Only if they’re a Star Citizen. 😉

        • Norm

          July 22, 2014 at 15:39



  8. Rags

    July 21, 2014 at 13:35

    Seems like people at QCon where blown away by it.


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