Doom (previously known as Doom 4) is an upcoming game in the Doom franchise. On February 19, 2014, along with the reveal of the game's name change, Bethesda Softworks announced beta access for anyone that pre-orders Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game is running on id Tech 6, or as id software likes to call it "id Tech 666". The game is slated for release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
In interviews John Carmack has implied that the gameplay will be more action-oriented than the previous title, and looks to shy away from the survival horror elements of Doom 3. Namely the excessive darkness, monsters 'hiding in closets', and the relatively limited amount of ammo available.
Early interviews suggest this move away from survival horror to Doom's more traditional focus on action:
You get to punctuate a lot more with triumphs and successes, and you just don't get to do that very much in survival horror. You know, you want to say, 'I'm victorious,' not, 'I'm not dead.' It's just a fundamentally more rewarding genre to be in.
At the Quake Con 2014 unveil it was revealed that the game will focus on high speed movement and run and gun gameplay like the original doom. Will feature a a deep combat melee system. There will be no regen health system thus the player will be force to pick up health from fallen enemies in order to regain health. A player will be able to stun enemies and then initiate a boot to the face animation.
There is very little information known about Doom currently, although it has been stated by id developers that it will be an action game like the original Doom and Doom II, as opposed to continuing down the path of the survival horror genre as Doom 3 did. Perhaps one of the most confusing things about the game is the fact that id Software chose to announce it with a small day announcement, instead of waiting for their own event QuakeCon. At QuakeCon 2008, id announced that Doom 4 will not be available through digital distribution like many of the company's previous titles. At the press conference, id Software co-founder John Carmack announced that Doom 4 would have "three times as much horsepower as RAGE". The game was then said to run at only 30 frames a second, but despite this, Carmack promises to raise the bar on video game graphics to a level "no one has ever seen before." Later in the event, id CEO Todd Hollenshead contradicted Carmack in a way when he announced id is "not even sure if Doom 4 will be Doom 4."
At Quake-con 2014 a private showing of the game wowed doom fans, but no footage surfaced for the public's viewing pleasure. In a interview it was stated nothing would be shown until 2015.
Personnel within id software have expressed interest in making a new Doom movie that actually follows the Doom storyline, unlike the original Doom movie starring The Rock. Todd Hollenshead has openly aired his interest in a possible Doom movie following the storyline of Doom 4 itself, whatever that may be. He hopes that the hype for Doom 4 will encourage Universal Studios into talks about the project's possibility.