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DOOM not to be revealed properly till 2015

QuakeCon reveal to show id Software in a positive light

Bethesda's Pete Hines has explained their reasons for the secret DOOM screening for fans at QuakeCona as well as stating that the game won't be formally revealed until next year.

Hines revealed that id Software isn't ready to show DOOM off to the world and is unlikely to be ready until 2015. The reason that they showed the first footage at QuakeCon reluctantly to demonstrate that id Software is still a viable development studio despite all of the bad rumours circulating. On a proper unveiling date Hines stated, “Next year is when we would've started.”

"I try really, really hard for this to be a dev first, dev-lead thing,” he explained. “We’re working with them to say, ‘How does this work? What do we want to show?’ And they’re like, ‘Look, we don’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.’”

Hines added, "I really wanted to put something out there that, in a strong way, said, ‘id is working on something that we think is really cool.' And we wanted ... to show something to [id Software fans] that gives them the confidence that it 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.”

"And now we’re going to go away and go back to making the game,” he concluded, “but to be able to counter other people talking about us and we’re sort of just sitting here staying silent, or operating from this negative space of like, ‘Oh, it got rebooted, oh it’s in trouble.’ All of that stuff just bothered the hell out of me.”

Thanks PCGamer.

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