id software themselves admitted Doom isn’t quite ready for a worldwide reveal just yet.
This is the statement from Bethesda’s Pete Hines, who’s been relentlessly fielding questions about Fallout 4 right until now:
I try really, really hard for this to be a dev first, dev-lead thing. We’re working with them to say, ‘How does this work? What do we want to show?’ And they’re like, ‘Look, we don’t want a stream to go up for a game that isn’t at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all.
Of course, the question that follows is why show Doom in any form at all? Simply put, Hines and Bethesda just wants to assure fans id has not been idle this whole time.
At this point, I’m still more hyped up for Killing Floor 2 than Doom, but it’s up to id to rectify that by showing us something to be excited about sooner rather than later.