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DOOM 4 Screenshots? Cancellation Rumor Denied

A bunch of screenshots allegedly from DOOM 4 have surfaced, you can view these over on All Games Beta where they add: "Rumor: Doom 4 cancelled" with no further explanation. This doesn't seem a very substantial rumor, but Game Informer's Jim Reilly tweets it was worthy of debunking: "Bethesda says Doom 4 is not canceled" (thanks Xbox 360 - The Official Magazine). This is not the first rumor about d Software's upcoming shooter sequel that parent Bethesda has addressed in recent months, as in October they denied reports that the game was indefinitely postponed due to problems with the launch of RAGE.

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68. Re: DOOM 4 Screenshots? Cancellation Rumor Denied Mar 1, 2012, 15:20 afkafkafk
 
To those of you that says the Doom 3 billboard makes this thing fake... who's to say that a Doom game can't reference itself?

What if Doom 4 is supposed to be set in our reality (where at one time there were billboards for Doom 3), and now demons are trying to break in?

I can imagine that the protagonist this time is some sort of nerd or geek, who sees the world around him changing as characters from a game is trying to take over his dimension.

It doesn't break the immersion as you would say. It's just another way to weave a the fiction into reality. Sure, it might be cheesy but few games have done this.

I can only think of something like that "Gamer" movie of the top of my head which tries to blend fiction into reality.
 
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