DOOM 3 BFG Edition is a remake, mostly for consoles, of a game launched back in 2004, and now the developers will make part of the engine free, for the Linux community.
The last project of id Software, Rage, didn’t sell too well. A remake of Doom 3, with a few extra levels, the Resurrection of Evil expansion included in the package and the old DOOM and DOOM II games, has the potential to make a few bucks for the studio and its publisher, Bethesda, with a minimum of effort.
DOOM 3 BFG Edition features improved rendering and lighting a new checkpoint save system allowing for smoother progression through the game, and a new armor-mounted flashlight (inspired probably by the duct tape mod).
Although it took id Software some time to release the engine source-code for Doom 3, it seems that the source code for the modified DOOM 3 BFG Edition has already been approved for publishing.
“Got approval for GPL release of Doom 3 BFG code (minus third party bits)! @idBrianHarris has already done most of the work,” tweeted