by Samit Sarkar

At last, Doom will launch next spring on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, culminating a development history stretching back as far as 2007, Bethesda announced tonight at its pre-E3 news conference.

Originally called Doom 4, the game’s development has been long and troubled, even seeing id Software throw everything away and go back to the drawing board after being acquired by ZeniMax Media in June 2009. Reports spoke of a game trapped in the archetypal “development hell” as designers plotted out and threw away concepts and design changes.

The beta offer in Wolfenstein followed by a formal reveal last year at QuakeCon indicated the game was finally back on track.

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