Carmack: Doom 4 Multiplayer to Beat Doom 3's Modes

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While Doom 4 details have been light at QuakeCon 2008, id's John Carmack did announce that the FPS sequel's multiplayer mode will be more significant than the online modes found in Doom 3.

Saying the Doom 4 multiplayer experience will have a "much larger presence" than that found in the previous Doom title, the id president said that his company should have enough resources to create a satisfying online component to match the single player campaign.

"[Doom 4 multiplayer] will not be as good of a multiplayer as Quake Live is, but it should still be good, and we will intend it to be better than Doom 3 or Quake 4 multiplayer," said Carmack.

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    July 31, 2008 7:01 PM

    Well that shouldn't hard. It's not like Doom 3 set the bar high. ;)

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      July 31, 2008 7:32 PM

      You know, I agree with you on one hand, but on the other I agree with the post above. Shooting in the dark was pretty scary. People could be completely hidden in shadows and suddenly a muzzle flash lights up the corridor and you're dead.

      I understand that this is a contention with the game for some people, the lighting that is. But in multiplayer I thought it was cool.

      Almost makes me want to reinstall the game...almost.

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        July 31, 2008 7:41 PM

        doom3 mp was freaky. i remember on one occasion deciding i would camp out in this dark room and wait for my next victim, only moments later realizing i wasn't the only one in there!! scared the shit out of me when i saw something else start moving.

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          July 31, 2008 10:11 PM

          This is part of why the multiplayer sucked. Everyone decided to camp out in that one room you could turn the lights out in, and the only people who decided to actually walk around and play the fucking game got one-shotted by the idiot weapons at every opportunity.

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      August 1, 2008 8:07 AM

      hear hear