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DOOM wants to join the “current pantheon” of shooters

by Eric Frederiksen | July 29, 2015July 29, 2015 4:40 pm PST

DOOM is the granddaddy of first-person shooters. The problem is, that’s how people see it – a relic. Bethesda is hoping to change that with their upcoming reboot, simply called DOOM.

“Id hasn’t made a game in the current pantheon of first-person shooters,” said Bethesda head Pete Hines in an interview with Gamespot. “It’s not a part of that conversation.”

“You can go to any sixteen year-old at Quakecon and ask them what their favorite shooter is and they’re going to say Call of Duty, Battlefield and Halo, but not DOOM, because why would they? We haven’t put out any DOOM games.”

Id, said Hines, has to prove itself again and prove that DOOM is still relevant to first person shooters.

“We know [players are] here for a DOOM game,” added id Executive Producer Marty Stratton. “We’re going to give [them] the best version of DOOM.”

DOOM is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2016.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...