Doom 4 Story Writer Revealed

Fantasy author Graham Joyce has revealed his involvement with id's upcoming Doom 4.

"I'll also be working on the computer game Doom 4 for ID Software," reads the latest update to Joyce's site, apparently posted January 6, 2009. "I've been playing Doom for some years."

The writer of such novels as "How to Make Friends with Demons" and "The Tooth Fairy: A Novel" then confirmed the news with CVG, merely noting that "that ID have hired me to help develop the storyline potential" while offering no additional details.

Described by id as "significantly different" than Doom 3, Doom 4 will utilize the id Tech 5 engine that's powering Rage. However, the studio has promised that Doom 4 will appear to be running on "a totally new game engine" when it is eventually released.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 15, 2009 8:13 AM

    Interesting choice, I'd like to see if this actually makes any difference though.

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      January 15, 2009 10:26 AM

      The funny thing to me is, people seem to think "What Doom needs to succeed is a better storyline!". Playing the originals, I never once thought to myself, "Boy, what would really make this game cooler is if I had to stop shooting monsters for 5 minutes to watch a cutscene telling me that the monsters have invaded and I need to shoot them!"

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