The multiplayer for Doom 4 is being created without Esports in mind. Executive producer, Marty Stratton, made the comments in an interview at Quakecon.
In an interview with Gamespot Stratton spoke about how big of a part multiplayer will play in the upcoming reboot to the Doom series. He spoke about their focus on Esports being limited at this point, but did point out that they would reassess the possibility at a later date after the release.
Stratton said, “We’re not developing [Doom] specifically with how we address esports. There’s tons of moments, even just watching the [multiplayer matches] at Quakecon, where there’s very esports moments in it. It really just illustrates how esports can be born out of that. But we’re really [working on] how we entertain millions of people on their couches everyday. So that’s really been our focus.”
Stratton also pointed out that the company had already had success with esports, and would consider revisiting Doom with them in mind.
“We have a lot of experience with e-sports on the Quake side. To do that stuff well, it takes some focus. And I can see us going down that path when it catches on with people. I think it’s a great title for it, and who knows down the road.”
Doom 4 will launch in 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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