Hollenshead: No DOOM 4 at QuakeCon because we “never had anything prepared to show”

By Johnny Cullen
24 August 2009 12:29 GMT


DOOM 4 is in development. If you didn’t know that, go out back and beat yourself out there.

But why wasn’t it shown at QuakeCon earlier this month? According to id’s CEO Todd Hollenshead, speaking to VG247 at the event, there was one very simple reason.

“We just never had anything prepared to show for it,” he said.

“It wasn’t like we were going to, and then decided not to. It’s just that the idea is that we want game development to get far along enough that we have something that we feel is representative of a game that we’re going to make and what the final game is going to be.”

Hollenshead did insist the company will about the game a lot more at QuakeCon next year.

“We have a lot of stuff to talk about that’s coming well before the Doom stuff. And it probably makes more sense to talk about it at QuakeCon next year, given that we’ve got Wolfenstein and RAGE. So I think Doom sort of deserves its own spotlight,” he added.

Go read our full interview with Todd Hollenshead here.

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