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id Software announces the PS3 will be Doom-ed sometime this year

Submitted by on Thursday, 31 May 2012One Comment

If you’re at all familiar with iD software you already know their job is not to predict the future of the PS3, instead they plan to be a part of it by releasing the Doom 3 BFG Edition.

John Carmack’s seven year old game will receive a significant graphical boost as well as additional content and copies of the classics for its premier on PS3. Turn the lights off, crank up the sound, this will be one hell of a shootout.

The Verge featured an entertaining interview with John Willits, studio director, where he outlined the reasons for the improvements intended for the BFG Edition.

Willits says the id team scoured message boards and fan forums looking for complaints they could address this time around. The flashlight. The too-dark levels. The difficulty. All were issues id addressed based on fan feedback, in the hope that this version of Doom 3 would be that much more engaging.

Doom 3 BFG Edition will feature an HD-redux of Doom 3, the Resurrection of Evil expansion, and “The Lost Mission”. Everything has been optimized for 3D supported TVs, presented in 5.1 surround sound, and packed with PSN trophies.

“The Lost Mission” will bring seven new levels and a few hours of additional gameplay designed to fill in some gaps in the storyline for those familiar with the original on PC. Improved controls, flash light mounted armor, and a new checkpoint save system round out the announced enhancements.

Last but not least, the original Doom and Doom 2 will come bundled in as a special bonus in the Doom 3 BFG Edition. No details or specs have been revealed about the classics in this last announcement. Put another one down for our E3 list.

Doom fans are encouraged to Like the Doom 3 Facebook page for more information. You can read the full John Willits interview/experience by Russ Pitts featured at The Verge.