The upcoming Doom 3: BFG Edition, a remastered version of the original shooter from id Software, will have two gameplay modes – an Original one, which brings back the classic experience, and an Updated one, where players are treated with different improvements, like an integrated flashlight.
Doom 3 became a cult classic back in 2004 and the team at id Software is currently working hard on bringing back the experience, thanks to the BFG Edition. This includes not just a remastered version of the classic game and its Resurrection of Evil expansion, but also new single-player missions and ports of the first two Doom titles.
We have already heard quite a few details about the game, but now Producer Eric Webb has confirmed that two gameplay modes are included in the BFG Edition, in order to satisfy both fans of the classic title and draw in new people.
“Your first inclination is to make big sweeping changes because it’s something that you’ve looked at for a long time, so it doesn’t feel fresh anymore,” Webb said about working on a past game. “We’ve really focused on keeping the core experience there.”
“From talking to people on the show floor, a lot of them weren’t too happy with the idea of the flashlight as something separate. So integrating the flashlight into your main weapon seemed like a no-brainer, yet even then we still had people say they wanted to play the original way.”
As more feedback appeared, the team at id realized that it should implement two different gameplay modes in the game.
“Another piece of feedback we had was that the game was too dark, so we’ve lit it some more here and there and tried to lead the player’s eye a little more. So there’ll be two modes – the original, unchanged version of Doom 3 and the updated one.”
Doom 3: BFG Edition is looking set to deliver an impressive experience when it finally comes out this October
. Until then, expect to hear more about the shooter in the following months.