id Software announces Doom 4

Some of my favorite games as a kid included Doom in the title. Doom, Doom II, and Final Doom were just awesome games. There were few things better than running around and blowing up aliens. I recall drooling over screenshots from Doom 3, and subsequently being totally disappointed with the game. The worst part was the horrible lighting and very limited use of the flashlight. It wasn't the worst game I played back in '04, but it certainly didn't live up to the hype in my opinion. That said, I am happy to hear that id has announced that they are working on Doom 4.

We honestly don't know much about the latest addition to the franchise, aside from the fact that it is being developed internally by id Software. It is also known that it will be based on the Tech 5 engine, which means it could be seen on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in addition to the PC.

I think that Doom 3 had trouble living up to the hype because not only was it supposed to be a graphical masterpiece (it did have awesome graphics) but it was a remake of the original Doom, which gave it some pretty big shoes to fill. Since id really doesn't have to deal with that kind of pressure this time around, I think we'll see a much better game overall.

[via Gamasutra]