Doom 4: Bethesda Shoots Down Cancellation Rumors
Mark Twain’s famous quote about false rumors of his death definitely applies to the upcoming first person shooter Bethesda title Doom 4. Twain said “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Looks like some video game blogs who are too eager to post development death rumors should keep that quote in mind when assessing Bethesda’s official statement regarding this issue.
What’s sad is that this is the second time Bethesda Softworks has had to take the bull by the horns regarding this cancellation rumor. The latest (false) word about the cancellation of the latest installment of the storied pioneering FPS Doom series is when the blog AllGamesBeta reported that development work on Doom 4 has ended. The report even showed purported screenshots from the game. This latest rumor follow from a rumor circulating late October last year about Doom 4 being “indefinitely postponed.” Bethesda’s Pete Hines was unequivocal: “Doom 4 isn’t cancelled.” He said that Bethesda will let “everyone know” when they are ready to show off the title and talk about the project.
What explains the persistent rumor? Is it the usual case of smaller blogs trying to get a hot scoop at the risk of publishing rumors that might eventually turn out to be false? Or is it a testament to the staying power of the Doom brand and the perceived lack of progress updates from Bethesda? What’s your theory? Share it at the comments box below or join GameBandits on Facebook!