"Doom 4" Gets a New Version and "Rage 2" Gets Cancelled

"Doom 4" Gets a New Version and "Rage 2" Gets Cancelled

Maybe you remember waaaay back in the day when Doom was a relevant PC property. Or, maybe, you remember the Doom series as a console only outing. Either way, you're going to be waiting a bit longer for a fourth entry into the franchise.

In even less celebratory news, Rage 2 has been canceled by publsiher Bethesda. After the first Rage title, developed by id Software, performed below sales expectations, a sequel was squashed.

"Sources speaking with Kotaku claim the release date is up in the air after a reboot in late 2011. Development is "not going well" according to one source, although Bethesda, publisher of id Software, claims the game is still in the works."

"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."

Woof. Sounds like current gen consoles and a future Doom title are not meant to see one another. What do you think? Is Doom even relevant anymore? Let us know. 

[via eurogamer.netKotaku]

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