Written By Aaron "PyromaniaK" Stokes
29 February, 2012 10:15 PM
Bethesda has denied that the development of Doom 4 has been put on hold, but did not comment on whether or not the recently leaked screenshots are real.
While Doom4 publisher Bethesda didn't comment on the authenticity of the screenshots, they did say that the game is not canceled.
"DOOM 4 isn't cancelled," said Pete Hines, Bethesda Vice President in charge for PR and Marketing, in a statement for Joystiq.
"When we're ready to talk about it and show it off, we'll let everyone know."
Meanwhile, DSOGaming has dug up some charachter renders that look very close to what we've seen from recent idTech engines. Also, one of the screenshots shows a toolbar with a doom4 folder and an idTech 5 application running. Judging by the amount of work needed to make all this, and Bethesda's silence on the matter of the leak, these screenshots may very well be authentic.
Due to minimal information surfacing on the game ever since it was first announced in 2008, speculation about its future is nothing new. Last year, a slew of rumors regarding the cancelation of the project were also squashed by Pete Hines when he tweeted that "games are done when they are done and no title under development at id has been postponed – indefinitely or otherwise."
It appears that Doom 4 is still deep in the development, but the silence from the publisher might suggest that it has undergone some major changes since the original announcement. Hopefully, we'll hear something new at this year's QuakeCon in August.
See all the leaked shots and concept art in the gallery below.