Doom Series Coming To X360 & PS3
Bethesda, owner of id Software, has announced they will be releasing a compilation of the Doom series to this date for Xbox 360 and PS3. They are calling it Doom 3 BFG Edition. UPDATED.
Update @ 17.15:
Some more information and clarifications come from the press release. The package will also include a new campaign covering seven levels for Doom3 collectively called ‘The Lost Mission’.
The original release drew much discussion, criticism and jokes for the flashlight being a separate weapon – and so you either spent much of the game in darkness or able to shoot, not both. This will be changed for a armour-mounted light which, together with restructured auto-save points, should drastically change gameplay in the early- and mid-game.
Technical improvements include support for 3D TVs and monitors, smoother frame rates and 5.1 surround sound. Achievements and trophies are also to feature.
The Doom 3 content has apparently been remastered – which seems to mean graphically fiddled with for better looks and performance, rather than any redesign to the game experience itself. See for yourself in the trailer below.
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Doom 3 and it’s expansion pack Resurrection of Evil were originally released for PC then later on the original Xbox, but this is the first time any Doom has been seen on a Sony console since the first game landed on the dear old PS1 way way back in 1995. The BFG Edition is both an opportunity for console players to experience the history of id’s flagship series and stop-gap until Doom 4 hits sometime next year (unless it is delayed, of course).
Doom 3 BFG Edition will be released sometime later this year. Probably on a Tuesday.
4 thoughts on “Doom Series Coming To X360 & PS3”
Uhm say what? Re-mastering Doom 3? Can’t say I am overly keen to return to the game, I enjoyed it..but that was back when it was released. I think it might feel a bit dated nowadays. Not that many other shooters have advanced the genre much though…
I felt it was a bit dated when it originally came out. I never finished it though, because it scared the shiz out of me. Almost literally.
I must have restarted the expansion pack about five times before just giving up. The whole Doom 3 experience was plodding and entirely derivative of contemporary Sci-fi shooters. Also had the massive misfortune of being released in the same year as Half-Life 2, Halo 2 and Far Cry. If any of those games were being remastered… they’d be less newsworthy. Because the news here is that nobody cares about Doom 3.
Ah yes, that was a very big FPS year, it really couldn’t stand up to the storytelling of Half-Life or the open world(ish) of Far Cry…can’t say anything about Halo though :p