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Doom 4 coming to next generation consoles, Rage 2 cancelled

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. If you’ve been waiting around for the next release in the storied Doom franchise, you better get comfortable as it appears you’ll be waiting a good while longer. An early version of the game, which was first hinted at nearly...

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  2. Sadly yet another crappy game from what was once a great company. the fault isnt id's, it is zenimax who fired all the good talent to begin with. see quake live's failure in north america as an example. it is also bethesda's fault for having high expectations from a company that was gutted after it was taken over by zenimax a few years ago.
  3. I'm hoping they decide to scrap D4, because this is almost déjà vu. Although I am a big fan of the franchise, I'd rather not see it end as fantastically as Duke Nukem did. With new management comes the opportunity to start a new franchise; they'd be best served by exploiting that.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Screw the consoles. How about the PC?
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,129   +1,635

    Sounds like Doom 4 is turning into the next Duke Nukem. Too bad about Rage 2 - it wasn't a bad game, just wasn't a great game. With some tweaks and upgrades for part 2, they could have turned it into a great game.
    avoidz likes this.
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Rage 1 had its initial rounds of technical difficulties upon launch. By the time I got around to it, all that had been sorted, and the game was running pretty well on my PC. It just wasn't that interesting. I know some people like open games, but after a gap time between playing I picked up this title feeling a bit lost and I didn't really know what my objectives were, other than to race my buggy and try to get some upgrades. I can't really see a Rage 2 in my future, so good call on canceling this.

    Doom 3 was supposed to have that cinematic look with a space-muder-thriller kind of setting to the game. But the overly dark shadows meant I would spend more time in frustration than awe. I could see myself playing a Doom 4, mostly out of morbid curiosity to see if they can spark life in this franchise, but only on PC. Sorry, I don't mean to knock the console's, but I liken this to releasing a "Serenity 2" movie straight to DVD, and skipping the epic theater setting.
  7. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +308

    Quake III Arena was the first FPS that I played on a PC. Definitely what influenced me to play shooters as much as I used to. Doom 3 was too dark and too scripted. I didn't even have fun so I stopped playing it. Q4 was a decent game with a pretty fun single player, but the online component just didn't have what it took to be great.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    I hope they make Doom 4 a reality. I just hope the next gen consoles dont ruin it like what happened with BF3... I just wish it was PC exclusive, but at the same time, that is a much smaller market.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,499   +5,064

    Thats what I thought as well.
  10. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 603   +110

    Looks like Id Software... Rage quit
    Darkshadoe and bielius like this.
  11. theruck

    theruck TS Booster Posts: 152   +42

    Hopefully the level designer will be different than the one doing doom3
  12. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    Ahem, they quit Rage.
  13. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 603   +110

    O, come on. Don't tell me you didn't get the joke.
  14. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    That was the joke.
  15. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +59

    Doom had its day. Time to move on.

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