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Doom 4 writer revealed

British Fantasy author behind new Doom, CVG learns

CVG learns that British Fantasy award winning author Graham Joyce is penning id's new Doom.

Cast your minds back to May 2007 when id Software announced it was working on another entry in the Doom series. Not a lot was said apart from, "Doom is part of the id Software DNA and demands the greatest talent and brightest minds in the industry to bring the next instalment of our flagship franchise to Earth."

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As true as that may be, the project's been completely under wraps for the best part of a year and a half. Nothing is known about where the series will go next, though it's presumed that Doom 4 will continue where Doom 3 left off (in space and hell, in case you forgot).

CVG can confirm that British Fantasy award winning author Graham Joyce is writing the story to the game as you read this, though he had signed his life away and was unable to tell us anything about the direction the game was taking. We did ask. "I can say that ID have hired me to help develop the storyline potential," was all Joyce would give us when contacted.

Joyce has published fourteen novels and twenty-six short stories to date. He even picked up a few British Fantasy awards, so he knows what he's doing. Does he know Doom though? We'll have to wait and find out.

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