As you may know, id Software has decided not to release any new official Doom 4 information until QuakeCon 2010. Unfortunately for them and perhaps to the joy of info-hungry Doom fans all over the globe, an early alpha version of Doom 4 has leaked to the hands of a couple of naughty Doom-loving individuals.
The anonymous duo of naughtiness has decided not to spread the leaked version further to avoid legal measures from id, but have released a bunch of information, a screenshot and a map view of E1M3.
A quote from the naughties:
Apparently id is going to make Doom 4 a faithful HD remake of the first Doom, similar to what Serious Sam HD did to the original Serious Sam game. As you might’ve guessed, the alpha is in a very barebones state and uses tons of placeholder resources from Doom and Doom 3. Three levels are in a playable state: E1M1, E1M3 and E2M2. The status bar face, Imp and Demon graphics have been renewed as well as a bunch of textures, but apart from that it’s just a bunch of placeholders or recycled stuff being used until the actual HD resources are finished.
So there you have it: Doom 4 is actually going to be exactly what classic Doom fans have been craving for for years. Let the tears of joy be shed!