Id Software may be doomed

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Doom 4 and Id software’s future may be in serious trouble according to sources that spoke to Kotaku. Tales of mismanagement, publisher conflict, and neverending project churn are not new in the gaming industry, but Id Software is the grandaddy developer of shooting things so it would be a shame to see them shuttered like any number of upstart companies we’ve seen over the years.

Two sources told me that earlier this year, frustrated with the lack of progress on Doom 4, ZeniMax came to Id with an ultimatum: make something happen, or else. The specifics of the threat are unclear, but there are plenty of rumors floating around Dallas, Texas, where Id is based.