In a recent interview with MCV, Bethesda’s VP of Marketing and PR, Pete Hines opens up about Doom having to “prove itself again” in the same way that the company rebooted “a bit of a tarnished brand” in Wolfenstein. “The last couple of games were either ‘ok’ or ‘not great’, it wasn’t a franchise where people were desperate for the next one.” said Hines.
Hines carried on to say, “we view that similarly to Wolfenstein, because it’s been so long since the last Doom game, we are going in as if we need to prove ourselves all over again. We have no free passes. Nobody will assume this is going to be awesome.
“We are going to have to prove that this is something that’s going to be fun and different that you need to pay attention to. That has to be our default position, we can’t be: ‘It’s Doom, of course you’re going to play it’. But that just makes us work harder.”
Although Doom has been in production for quite a while it was revealed last year that the project had been rebooted as it hadn’t provided the right experience. The full reveal for Doom will take place at QuakeCon later this month, also gamers that got a copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order will be able to join the Doom beta when it begins.
A short teaser for the game was show at this years E3.