id Software sent in the following press release:
Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2008 – id Software announced today that production has begun on DOOM 4(TM), the next journey into the legendary DOOM universe. id Software is expanding its internal team and is currently hiring to work on this highly anticipated title.
“DOOM is part of the id Software DNA and demands the greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next installment of our flagship franchise to Earth,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. “It’s critical for id Software to have the best creative minds in-house to develop games that meet the standards synonymous with our titles.”
The DOOM franchise is one of the most recognizable and important in gaming history, having been named “one of the ten most influential games of the decade” by PC Gamer and “the #1 game of all time” by GameSpy. DOOM 4 will join the award-winning series which has consistently topped sales charts throughout the world.
id Software is looking for talented, ambitious and passionate individuals eager to join its accomplished team of developers working on the industry’s most innovative and anticipated games. For a complete listing of available positions, visit www.idsoftware.com. Resumes can be submitted via email to email@example.com. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
I’m hoping the “on Earth” reference means this will be an adaptation of DOOM II: Hell on Earth, much as Doom 3 was an adaptation of the original DOOM storyline. In any case, I’m guessing we’ll get a tad more information on the project at QuakeCon, but the game is probably at least several years away.