Bethesda: There are no 'free passes' for DOOM
Bethesda's Pete Hines has emphasized the importance of doing a great job of reviving the DOOM franchise with the new game.
Referring back to Wolfenstein: The New Order, Hines basically stated that, despite the esteem that DOOM is held in it will not get any 'free passes' if id Software releases a substandard game.
"The last couple of [Wolfenstein] games were either 'ok' or 'not great',” Hines began. “It wasn't a franchise where people were desperate for the next one. Wolfenstein isn't Uncharted. We knew this would take some explaining. But developer Machine Games has now untarnished the IP.”
"We view that similarly to Wolfenstein, because it's been so long since the last Doom game,” he explained. “We are going in as if we need to prove ourselves all over again. We have no free passes. Nobody will assume this is going to be awesome. We are going to have to prove that this is something that's going to be fun and different that you need to pay attention to. That has to be our default position, we can't be: 'It's Doom, of course you're going to play it'. But that just makes us work harder."