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Footage From Abandoned Version of The New DOOM Video Game

Earlier this morning, we wrote about the new teaser trailer for the next installment in the Doom video game franchise, titled simply Doom. It's very brief, but more is reportedly coming at this year's E3 convention next month. This game has been in the works for a long, long time now, and part of the reason it's taken this long to come out is because the developer, id Software, scrapped an earlier version of the game back in 2013 for failing to live up to the quality they were hoping to achieve.

Now we have some screenshots and a quick video of that abandoned version of the game (via PC Gamer), and it looks a lot like every other modern first person shooter. It instantly calls to mind things like Call of Duty and Gears of War, and though the original Doom was an inspiration for those games (functionally, at the very least), and I'm guessing the developers gave up on it because they wanted something a little bit more original. Let's hope that the new Doom is better than what's on display here. (Beware: the soundtrack in the clip below is terrible.)

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