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Wie Executive Producer Marty Stratton von id Software auf der hauseigenen Messe QuakeCon bekannt gab, werde der vierte Teil der Doom Serie einfach nur auf den Namen Doom hören. Man möchte bereits mit dem Namen zeigen, was man mit dem Spiel vorhat: es soll wieder zu seinen …
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There is this insistent desire from fans of the Doom series for creators id Software to create a sequel. A long time ago that sequel was announced as Doom 4, but since then nothing much has been said about the whole thing. With John Carmack leaving the studio he helped create, many feared the project was dead in the water.

That not so, as Doom 4 has now resurfaced again as…well just Doom. News of a beta arrives with the announcement of Wolfenstein: The New Order’s release date, which mentioned a Doom beta for those who pre-order the title.

The New Order will release on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and PC come May 20th, but I’m certain more people are interested in the revival of a franchise that basically created the first-person shooter genre. More details about the beta can be found on the game’s official website.

The last time we heard about Doom 4 it was being rebooted, after failing to meet internal expectations. Developers at id Software stated that the project would not meet the desires of fans worldwide, which prompted them to basically hit the reset button and start over. That was nearly a year ago, and we’ve seen nothing since then.

Excited for Doom again? Or are you like me, never having played a single one of them? Sound off in the comments below.

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John Carmack, creator of the Doom series and co-founder of id Software, has revealed the reason why he left the studio to work at Oculus VR.

For the first time since his departure in November last year, Carmack spoke at length about his reasons for leaving id Software in a recent interview with USA Today. The father of the first-person shooter genre, Carmack played an instrumental role in the development of the Doom and Quake series during his tenure at id Software.

He cited hopes that Oculus VR and id Software’s parent company ZeniMax Media would reach an agreement that allowed games he worked on to be released with support for the Oculus Rift headset.

According to the interview, had the deal gone ahead, several of id Software’s games could have been released with support for the Oculus Rift headset, including upcoming title Doom 4. The deal he proposed never came to fruition.

Carmack first joined Oculus VR full time in August last year. Shortly afterwards, Bethesda issued a statement confirming that he would continue his role in providing technical leadership for games in development at id Software.

Three months later, he left id Software to work at Oculus VR as the company’s chief technical officer.

“When it became clear that I wasn’t going to have the opportunity to do any work on VR while at id Software, I decided to not renew my contract,” Carmack said.

Oculus VR demoed the latest version of its Oculus Rift headset at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, a prototype called Crystal Cove. The head-mounted display boasts improved resolution from its 1080p OLED screen, and a new real-position tracking system that utilizes an external camera.

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