id Software today announced that the development of Doom 4 is to begin immediately.

According to the press release, id Software has also begun to hire staff for what is expected to be an epic production.

Said CEO Todd Hollenshead, "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."

"It's critical for id Software to have the best creative minds in-house to develop games that meet the standards synonymous with our titles."

Check out the full press release on id's website.