Rage screenshot
Rage screenshot

Doom 4 has been indefinitely postponed, according to a rumour on Kotaku. The site, which quotes a source which it states is "claiming to be close to the publishers of the recently-launched RAGE", suggests work on the sequel has been halted due to poor RAGE review scores and a lack of confidence in id Software management.

RAGE earned a solid 8/10 in our RAGE review. We said that "RAGE is a technical powerhouse, and if you can overlook the bits that don't quite work, you'll find one of the most exciting shooters we've had in years".

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RAGE currently sits on a Metacritic of 81, which can't really be classed as bad. Considering the length of RAGE's development the game might not have delivered exactly what was expected, but to postpone Doom 4 seems like an overreaction if true.

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altaranga@ Bloodstorm

Was that is answer to Tom's tweet or was he just commenting about Eurogamer in general?

Show Spoiler I jest, of course. Eurogamer isn't THAT bad. ;)
Posted 14:33 on 21 October 2011
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From Eurogamer.....

UPDATE: Bethesda has poured cold water on the rumour that it has "indefinitely postponed" Doom 4.

Responding to a Tweet by Eurogamer Operations Director Tom Bramwell wondering about the rumour, Bethesda's VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines said bluntly: "complete bollocks".
Posted 14:27 on 21 October 2011
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The problem with RAGE isn't just how the game plays. I personally believe the release date had something to do with this (always with the sales), regarding the huge killer games releasing this month and next month, today for example; Batman Arkham City.

id Software showed again that they still have it and you can tell id Software wanted to take this game a different path than what they usually do. RAGE in my opinion, suffered because of no typical Team Deathmatch mode, other than just co-op mode, which is borked, and a Death Race style racing mode.

The singleplayer was fine, but short on the explosive scenes which I expected more. If this game was released say, June. RAGE would most probably have better sales, even though it hit 2nd in the UK charts, which isn't bad at all, so it must of sold well, and finally "potential" better review scores? Which again, brings in the time that reviewers have maybe?

Doom 4 to happen for the next gen of consoles, that is my guess now.
Posted 10:31 on 21 October 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 07/10/2011
Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 3,154 843
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