Bethesda prepares Doom 3 game kit with improved graphics
Bethesda Softworks, the parent company of id Software, the creator of the Doom series, has announced that a re-mastered Doom 3 game kit with enhanced graphics is in the works.
The Doom 3 kit will include the original Doom 3 game title, its Resurrection of Evil expansion set, both of which have been re-mastered, as well copies of the original classic Doom and Doom 2 games. But this is not everything – in addition to the re-mastered games gamers will also get seven all-new single player levels entitled “The Lost Mission”. In addition one of the biggest complaints has been addressed – the flashlight – and now players will be able to use an armor-mounted flashlight right from the start, allowing them to illuminate dark corners and shoot enemies at the same time.
“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.”
And now the bad news – for some of you at least. The new re-mastered games will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Doom 3 debuted for the first Xbox back in 2005 but now the increased processing power of the Xbox 360 and the PS3 allows the use of enhanced graphics, which is exactly what id Software will do with the new Doom 3 games.
Other improvements to the re-mastered versions include optimization for 3D displays, 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system. id Software has also fine-tuned the controls.
The game bundle known as the Doom 3 BFG Edition will be released this fall.
Source: Tom’s Hardware