According to Carmack haven't the tools have been sitting in mothballs, complete, for like a year at Bethesda's HQ? Kinda hard to blame id for this when the decision when to release them to the general public lies with Bethesda, not id. Also according to Carmack, id can't talk about Doom 4 yet due to restrictions placed on them by Bethesda.
Even though I know they couldn't have survived otherwise, seeing id chained down like this is breaking my heart =\
Oh and weren't those cancellation rumors solely from some angry employee who lost his job and leaked a bunch of internal assets, or something?
EDIT: I believe Carmack said at Quakecon this year in his keynote that part of the reason Bethesda is keeping a tight lid on Doom 4 is because of the puzzling reaction people had to RAGE in that they expected it to be an RPG and not a shooting game. So now remaining quiet on the project until closer to release is more of a good thing that way people don't build up unrealistic and/or patently false expectations out of the project, or something. Idk it's been awhile since I watched it, but I remember him talking about this subject in depth during the keynote presentation.
Last edited by pa22word; 10-24-2012 at 11:06 AM.