Id Dooms gamers to new shoot-'em-up sequel
Dive into the melee. Deploy superior firepower. Endure
Grand Theft Auto IV may have soaked up 90 per cent of gaming headlines for the past few weeks, but classic first-person shoot-‘em-up Doom is set to make a comeback. Version 4 is now in development.
The original Doom: ahh, the good old days
Doom 4 is being produced by the game’s original creator, id Software, and the company has claimed the latest version will bring “hell to Earth”. Presumably, that means we'll actually be back in Doom 2 territory, much as Doom 3 was a 're-telling' of the original game.
The company’s currently recruiting a larger internal team of “creative minds” to help it bring the popular game back to life.
The latest version of the title will be available on just about every gaming platform, including the PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3. Perhaps a Wii version would be a little tricky though?
The company, which also created Wolfenstein and the first three members of the Quake series, released Doom 3 in 2004. But the original version of Doom was launched way back in 1993.
Glory days - I for one am looking forward to v4.............
Eddie "No other fps game has come close to recreating the same atmosphere for me" I can only second that opinion, and over the years I've played 'em all!
Many of the newer gamers just don't realise what a huge step forward the first DOOM game represented; I remember getting the first level demo, PCformat I think, all of 6(?) floppies !! - incredible. I can't imagine how many copies I passed on, on the negative side it heralded the hardware upgrade cycle, straight from a 386 to an overclocked 486/33, and oops an additional Cirrus Logic Vesa card for around £100 - worth every penny for the hours spent on this game.
I reckon my 3 Son's and I had one of the first home networks playing DOOM in the South East - we owned 1 PC and "borrowed" the others... from the office.
Glory days - I for one am looking forward to v4, I just hope it's better than v3.
Re: And for completeness...
Red Bren said: Will there be a linux version?
There is, kind of - the Mac was already mentioned........
@ Chris C
You never played Marathon then, because that kicked Doom's arse out of the ballpark.
I liked heretic too
I still play Doom I/II, Heretic and Hexen (all derivatives of the Doom engine). It plays very well under Win XP using Zdoom, including networking! DOS LIVES! Viva DOS! (I didn't say that, did I?)
Paris, cause it's so hard to choose.
Guys, if you have trouble with dark scenes, just adjust the gamma in your graphics card settings (changes mid tones without affecting shadows and highlights)
Kapow! The lights go up a notch.