A new version of one of the PC’s most popular pieces of software of the ’90s – demon-shooter game Doom – has been shown off to select fans behind closed doors.
A demo was presented to excited attendees of Quakecon this weekend, seemingly featuring gameplay footage of the new title, which is being developed by original Doom creators id Software.
Pete Hines, VP of PR and marketing at publisher Bethesda, has hinted that a full public reveal is not likely until next year.
He told PC Gamer: "I try really, really hard for this to be a dev first, dev-lead thing. id doesn’t want a stream to go up for a game that isn’t at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all."
"We wanted to show something that gives [Doom fans] the confidence that id is still a viable studio that’s doing really cool stuff, that is making a game you want to play, and is treating Doom with the care and respect that you want.
“Next year is normally when I think we would’ve started [a public marketing campaign]."
You can check out fans reacting to the Doom reveal below, who hint that the title will be more brutal than previous versions, with players able to use a chainsaw to chop off different demon limbs: