Sunday, 4 March 2012

Doom 4 alleged leaks

UPDATED 12/03/07 >> GamesOnNet published an article saying ID software confirmed Doom4 leaks as authentic. As apparently many assets are taken from Rage library, I first thought it`s fake Photoshop work. Now it takes different sense - to be able to faster populate and "sketch" the look of the levels, the team is probably reusing Rage assets. I suppose these are placeholders to be changed later.
Based on the destroyed cities environments, Doom4 action would take place on our planet. I wouldn`t be against a military moon base, but the designers probably want to take different direction from Doom3, more similar to Ghost City from Rage (which looked brilliant and was the most scary from all Rage locations). Anyway it`s too early for any conclusions.


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Recently a couple of images and even soundtracks appeared online that some speculate to be leaks from Doom4 game, a franchise of a classic id software title with an amount of interest from gaming fans higher then previous waiting for Rage. The artwork is from portfolio of a former id software artist Thao Le, according to a game server gamebandits.com.






Here is page with high res destructed building models:



Here is more screenshots with game engine environments and also character assets, which some could be made for another game, soldiers could be Doom4:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-29-more-leaked-doom-4-art


There are also some music tracks. This time courtesy of Mick Gordon, game score composer, again according to gamebandits.com it could be from Doom4. The tracks sound like work in progress. It`s also available on youtube:



I`m not sure what is this all about. As both leaks appeared in the same time it might be part of the marketing strategy to measure the interest of the gaming community.
Anyway, I would expect first official announcement and imagery not sooner then august this year at Quakecon, Texas.

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