Doom 4 is real, rebooting the series and targeting next-generation
Bethesda has confirmed development of a "new version" of Doom 4, and apparently planned for the next-generation of consoles. The game is also set to reboot the franchise.
According to a source speaking with Kotaku
claim the release date is up in the air after a reboot in late 2011. Bethesda expects the game to be as big as Skyrim which shipped 7 million copies on its first week.
A Bethesda statement stated:
An earlier version of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect," Bethesda's marketing boss Pete Hines said in a new statement.
"As a result, id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4 that promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise. When we're ready to talk about the Doom 4 id is making, we will let folks know."
Apparently, after Rage didn't meet sales expectations, Bethesda and id Software cancelled Rage 2 and all plans for Rage DLC. So now, all id staff are working on Doom 4.