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What Doom 4 might have looked like

Bethesda released the first official footage of id Software's new Doom earlier today, a scant few seconds of what appears to be in-game action. Doom fans also apparently dug up some footage of the previous incarnation today, back from when the game was known as Doom 4 — and prior to a major overhaul.

Members of the Doomworld forums posted what appears to be footage from Doom 4, a mix of pre-rendered and in-engine video. The footage looks like a pretty big departure from what we've come to expect of Doom, with a sizable military team fending off a hellish invasion of Earth. Some of the characters and environments in the video match previously leaked concept art and in-game models.

(Warning: The music in the video is loud and pretty awful.)

The footage seems to have come from the reel of a former Blur Studio cinematics director. Blur has worked with Bethesda in producing pre-rendered cinematics for a number of its games, including Brink, Dishonored and the scrapped Prey 2.

Doom 4 was originally announced back in 2008, but that version "did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect," according to Bethesda. A reworked version was shown at QuakeCon last year.

We've reached out to Bethesda for confirmation on the above footage.

The new Doom will be shown at Bethesda Softworks' E3 2015 press conference on Sunday, June 14.

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