Yesterday Bethesda showed a teaser for the new Doom game which will be announced at E3 2015. We have waited a long time (Doom 3 released in 2004), but it seems that the company previously worked on another version of the game.
A video for this cancelled version of Doom 4 shows us some kind of mix between Doom, Call of Duty and even Killzone. The development began in 2011, when Rage did not meet sales expectations.
id Software studio director Tim Willits didn’t seem to be confident taking this new direction, according to what he said back in 2013:
It wasn’t one thing. It wasn’t like the art was bad, or the programming was bad. Every game has a soul. Every game has a spirit. When you played Rage, you got the spirit. And [Doom] did not have the spirit, it did not have the soul, it didn’t have a personality. It had a bit of schizophrenia, a little bit of an identity crisis. It didn’t have the passion and soul of what an id game is. Everyone knows the feeling of Doom, but it’s very hard to articulate.
Via | Doom World