I’ve been thinking about the original Doom a lot lately, thanks to revealing retrospectives including Double Fine’s exhaustive Devs Play, and that new Doom WAD John Romero released last month. You’ll forgive me if I call the new Doom ‘Doom 4’ then, as it’s current title is a little insulting towards a classic. The latest news about Doom 4 is that it won’t feature a disappointingly short single-player campaign—according to id Software anyway. They reckon it will last you around 13 of your Earth hours, which would be a damned good length for any FPS these days.
.@Unreal389 The difficulty level plays a factor, but folks playing at the office average 13+ hours in the campaign
— DOOM (@DOOM) February 11, 2016
Of course, Billy Guns, the guy who finishes every game in under an hour, is going to complete it much faster, but considering how long I take scouring every inch of every level in games, I will probably end up taking even longer. Doom 4, by the way, is looking pretty fun, and mighty violent—here’s a bit of game footage courtesy of Conan O’Brien.