Quakecon attendees will get an exclusive first look at the new Doom when it's debuted at the Dallas convention on July 17. Then, through the power of smartphones, everyone else will get a not-so-exclusive second look in the days following.
Snarkiness aside, the Doom reveal will be the major draw for what is a packed Zenimax convention. Other highlights include a Zenimax Online Studios panel on the future of Elder Scrolls Online, and a "Designing the Perfect Game" panel in which the panelists will design a game concept to be judged by Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart. Attendees will also be able to get their hands on Mikami horror The Evil Within and take part in a tournament for melee-heavy multiplayer game Battlecry. Check out the full schedule here.
As for the new Doom, it's been a long journey to Quakecon. When id Software announced Doom 4 just over six years ago, what followed was years of speculation over the game's seemingly troubled development. The new Doom seemed to be in limbo until this year, when Bethesda revealed customers who pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order would gain access to a Doom beta on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
So as Doom finally re-approaches, now's as good a time as any to remember id Software as it was back in the halycon days of the 90s. This video, posted by co-founder John Romero five years ago, features footage of the Texas studio from November 1993, just before the very first Doom hit stores. Check out the team rocking some Mega Drive Aladdin with their kids. and minutes-a-plenty of SFX-less Doom.
[Image: id Software]