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Gaming History You Should Know – What Happened to DOOM 4? December 14, 2016

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.

Excluding expansion packs, ports and mods, a lot of people recognize the newest game to bear the title DOOM as the fourth game in the Doom franchise.  They would be correct, but did you know that the newest DOOM game that has been considered a phenominal critical hit was not the game it was originally designed to be?

Doom 3 on PC and Xbox was considered a remake of the original Doom. It has cutting-edge graphics for its time and a deep engaging story.  Its sequel was original planned to be a remake of Doom 2, showing how the people of planet Earth would react to an invasion from Hell itself. That’s not the game we ended up getting earlier this year.

So how did Doom 4 become the new DOOM, the critical and commercial multi-platform hit we just weren’t expecting?  Danny O’Dwyer of Noclip recently released this incredible three-part documentary about the making of DOOM. If you’re like me and you’re a long-time fan of id Software, you have to give this series a watch!

DOOM is out now on the PC, Xbox One and PS4.


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