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Doom 4 Announced

May 7th, 2008 by Crusader

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 jobs@idsoftware.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.

4 Responses to “Doom 4 Announced”

  1. Marv Says:

    Best news all year for me :)

  2. Anonymous Says:

    ID Software is so behind the times in quality and satisfaction. They should go back to building spaceships in Armadillo to put Louis Armstrong back on the moon. Then NASA can direct its simulation equipment to completing Duke Nukem Forever.

    OK, joking aside; the market wants terrorism sleuth-type themes. It’d be cool to see a
    ID Software get together with PrisonPlanet’s Alex Jones to put some of their fact into fiction just for the tongue-in-cheek irony of it. They would get a story with documentation to adapt to a flawless engine, and access to people of oustanding character for a realistic de-ja-vu mentality through the game. Jesse Ventura and Willie Nelson hang over at NFOWARS.COM.

  3. ZlatkO Says:

    w00p w00p w00p! DooM FTW! :-D

  4. cyberbillp Says:

    You mean Neil Armstrong.

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