Doom fans can finally rejoice, as Bethesda and id Software have confirmed that a very special Doom 3 BFG Edition is coming this fall onto the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms. It includes not just a remastered version of Doom 3 and its Resurrection of Evil add-on, but also a new expansion and the first two Doom titles.
Doom 4 has been in development for quite some time at id Software and, while the studio still isn’t ready to share some actual details about the shooter, it has decided to give Doom fans a treat later this year, in the form of the Doom 3 BFG Edition.
This is more than just a re-release of the classic shooter from many years ago, as id Software is making every effort to impress and has remastered the original game and its Resurrection of Evil expansion, while adding a whole new single-player experience in the form of “The Lost Mission.”
“Re-mastered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, this genre defining game and its add-on pack offers greatly enhanced graphics, deeply immersing the player in the demonic world of this terrifying horror masterpiece. Players will also experience a never-before-seen single-player story, ‘The Lost Mission’ featuring seven heart-pounding levels that will once again have them on the edge of their seats.”
The three experiences have also been optimized for 3D visuals, feature 5.1 surround sound, achievements on the Xbox 360 and trophies on the PS3, as well as improved rendering, lighting and a checkpoint save system.
“Doom 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said John Carmack, technical director at id Software. “Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls. New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”
Besides including Doom 3 and its expansions, this special BFG Edition will also feature the original Doom and Doom 2.