You probably won’t get to see Doom until 2015

Monday, 21st July 2014 05:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The new Doom was shown to QuakeCon audiences last week, but it doesn’t sound like anybody else is going to get a look this year.


Doom probably isn’t going to be shown to the public this year, reading between the lines of an interview with Bethesda boss Pete Hines.

The interview follows Doom’s first gameplay demo at QuakeCon 2014, confirming the project is an old-school shooter, and a reboot of the franchise.

Speaking to PCGamer, Hines said the demo wasn’t and won’t be broadcast to the public because it wasn’t a “formal announcement” – which won’t happen until the development team is ready.

“They’re like, ‘Look, we don’t want a stream to go up for a game that isn’t at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all,’” he explained, saying he didn’t want to “deal with the repercussions” of that.

So no, the demo isn’t likely to be released for you to watch. “I don’t think there’s any way that happens,” Hines said.

As for why the demo was shown at all if the team isn’t ready, Hines said Bethesda brought the sneak peek to QuakeCon rather than go another year without showing off what id Software is doing to its greatest and most loyal fans.

“We wanted to show something that gives them the confidence that it is still a viable studio that’s doing really cool stuff, that is making a game you want to play, and is treating Doom with the care and respect that you want,” he said.

Hines said that “next year is normally when” he thinks Bethesda would begin showing the game, so it’s unlikely a reveal will happen before 2015.

So much for gamescom. Unless we get a leak, I guess we’ll see the new Doom at E3 2015.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. The_Red

    Keeping a hyped demo behind closed doors for this long is a HORRIBLE mistake.

    BioShock Infinite did it during E3 when they showed the controversial demo to press who fell in love with it and gave it all the E3 Awards. Public couldn’t see why press was so excited until weeks after E3 when the hype was mostly gone and general media attention was no longer focus on games (Since E3 was over).

    MGS5 also did the same last month but soon realized its mistake and released the demo to public (Even though it was still late and lost some of the hype). Now Bethesda is doing the same instead of using the QuakeCon hype to excite everyone by showing the game and riding the momentum until the game is released. Right now the general public is TOLD to be excited about Doom and no matter how good the impressions are sounding, this sort of “behind closed doors” (Even though it was technically for public that went to QC) is bad.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. aseddon130

    It’s a better idea to do it this way because the final game may not even resemble this demo, and that gives them a whole new ass kicking, nobody wants a repeat of what happened to Watch Dogs and, worse off, Aliens Colonial Marines.

    Makes sense in my eyes.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. fearmonkey

    Bethesda is just a big tease these days….No Fallout 4 and no Doom4…….I am dying for some Fallout 4 news, I hope it’s at least going to be a 2015 game. Not sure what the hold up is, it’s been since November 2011 when Skyrim was released. Normally they would be done with their game by the end of the year unless the really changed up the engine. Todd Howard said that they were going to make one more game with the Skyrim Engine, before moving on to another, maybe they changed their minds or greatly enhanced it……

    I just want my Fallout 4…

    #3 5 months ago

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