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John Carmack: Doom 4 "Will Be Done When It's Done"

Jonathan Lester
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John Carmack: Doom 4 "Will Be Done When It's Done"

RAGE PC Launch Was "Really Poorly Handled"

During his annual keynote speech at Quakecon 2013, id Software's John Carmack apologised for RAGE's poor PC performance at launch, while insisting that the studio is now totally "focused" on developing Doom 4. Don't expect to play it any time soon, though.

According to IGN, Carmack kicked off the keynote by addressing RAGE's myriad graphical and performance issues; apologising to gamers and admitting that the release was "really, really poorly handled." Apparently id has learned some important lessons about driver support, and will carry it forward.

Carmack later stated that the long-awaited Doom 4 "will be done when it's done," squashing hopes of a full reveal and release date, but suggested that the id Software are now fully committed to the project.

"The Bethesda family really is about swinging for the fences," he explained, as reported by Kotaku. "I hope that we do get back to mobile in various ways in the future, but the real aim is blockbuster triple-A titles, and for Id that means Doom 4.

"Essentially everybody will be focused on Doom 4 as a project."

For now, we've got the Doom 3 BFG Edition to look forward to - a new trailer went live today.

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