Unreleased Doom 4 footage released online

Unreleased Doom 4 footage released online
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The documentary YouTube channel Noclip has released new footage of the cancelled Doom 4. The game was dubbed “Call of Doom,” as people noted that it bore a resemblance to Call of Duty.

It’s always fascinating to see these what-if scenario games, though. id Software went on to make Doom (2016) instead. And that game was very good indeed, and the rest is history.

Noclip’s new video (via Eurogamer) is about the development of that game—of Doom—but it begins with a look at Doom 4. Check out the video below:

The description reads:

“As part of our game history preservation mission we’re excited to release these assets which give a glimpse into the development of DOOM 4 and DOOM 2016.”

Look at all that shadow, and the music! It’s far closer to Doom 3, with that game’s strong horror leanings, than it is to Doom (2016). The first encounter is with a classic Doom enemy: the Imp. And the second is with a possessed-looking fellow, possibly a zombie.

In the scenario for Doom 4, it appears as if the action takes place on Earth. Hence the sewers and such. This is similar to what we would later get in Doom Eternal. Also, not the gory finisher in the second encounter, because it looks like the melee kills that went into the subsequent games. (Note that red-dot sight on the gun at the end—very Call of Duty.

Doom 4 executive producer Marty Stratton explained, in a previous Noclip video:

“We explored a direction and got to a certain point and felt like this really wasn’t capturing what we felt like was going to be a strong Doom and what the fans would want from it.”