Attendees of QuakeCon will be given a sneak peek at the upcoming Doom game on Thursday, July 17.
The QuakeCon exclusive is part of the welcome presentation.
The game is being made by id Software.
The sneak peek will take place at Ventrilo Main Stage at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. It will start at 6 p.m. CT and run through 7 p.m.
Viewers outside QuakeCon may be able to see the announcement through the Twitch live stream of the event, but it doesn’t look that way right now. Bethesda is calling it an exclusive attendee only.
This an exclusive thing we are doing for attendees as part of our annual QuakeCon Welcome presentation,” said Bethesda on the Bethblog today. “We’ll have plenty more to show everyone at a later date, but we didn’t want another QuakeCon to go by without doing something special for the amazing QC community and id supporters that have been with us for more than 20 years.”
“QuakeCon will be the only place for fans to check out the new Doom game,” a representative confirmed to Polygon.
The first hint of Doom 4 was actually given by former id Software technical director John Carmack back in 2007 at QuakeCon. It was officially announced the following year but has taken a while as it underwent an overhaul.
The critically-acclaimed, original Doom was released in 1993. The last Doom game, Doom 3, was released for Windows in 2004. A trailer was recently released for Doom 4, appearing to show the Mars landscape, with a voice talking about a “powerful technology with infinite possibilities.” The voice adds that “instead, we let them in,” referring to the demons that inhabit the “Doom” universe.
“We infused a holy union of flesh and metal. Now this brave new world has gone to Hell,” the voice says.
At the same time, the clip shows what appears to be the Cyberdemon before it opens a door, which has the familiar “Doom” door opening noise. The Cyberdemon was a boss in the first “Doom” game in Episode 2 and were featured in later games.
There’s been little information about the latest installment in the “Doom” franchise. It’s unclear if the game will be a reboot of the series, if it will be a continuation of where “Doom 3” left off, or something else.