Doom 4, now just Doom, is a game a long time in the making. Mostly because at least one version of the game has been scrapped entirely. We got a brief look at the current game today, but here’s a rough look at one of the original takes, which isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a Doom game.
The video was posted on Doom World earlier today.
It’s more Terminator than Doom, right? Human resistance fighters, realistic-looking gear, ruined cityscapes…this is as far removed from the hypercolour landscapes of Mars (and Hell) as the series could probably venture without having to change the name.
And…I dunno, I kinda like it! Sure, the post-apocalyptic freedom warriors thing is a played-out setting — and also looks like it could have shared some assets with RAGE — but it’s fresh for Doom, a series which has normally seen you play the lone wolf against hordes of monsters.
Note that many of the locations in the video — the library-looking building especially — match up with pieces of concept art we saw over three years ago, right down to the apocalyptic soldiers.