Doom 4 Shows Up in Steam Content Database
If you wanted a firmer confirmation that Doom 4 was a thing — if id Software’s John Carmack saying “We’re working on it, seriously” wasn’t enough — you now have it in the form of code being passed around on Steam.
Dataminers who keep an eye on these things on the Internet have discovered Doom 4 in the Steam content database, which means that builds of the game exist in the Steam infrastructure. And that means that Steam is being used by developers to share builds of the game — essentially, it means it’s being worked on with Steam’s help. It’s out there. It’s happening.
It’s not exceptionally big news, but it’s notable because we’ve been hearing about Doom 4 in this sort of gaseous, ethereal way for a long, long time now, and this provides a little confirmation that something material exists, somewhere. Now we just need to discover how far along the game is; all indications from QuakeCon 2012 suggested that “not very far at all” was the likely answer.