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Bethesda Softworks reveals Doom at QuakeCon event

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At the yearly QuakeCon event, Bethesda Softworks and iD Software announced the reboot of Doom, the hugely successful first person shooter, coming to current generation consoles and PC.

The new reboot of the franchise, simply named ‘Doom’, will bring back some of the old gore and simplistic FPS features, like no regenerating health and over the top demonic fights, where the player can tear limbs off the enemy.

Doom will run on iD Tech 6, a new Open GL game engine, developed exclusively for iD Software games. The fast paced combat and inventive weapons will be available in the newest Doom title.

In the reveal video, which was not shown to anyone outside of QuakeCon, fans were apparently impressed with the level of depth but also the move back to original FPS gameplay, without all of the new add-on features from franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Doom will have a single-player campaign, players will start on a UAC research facility on Mars, right on the eve of the invasion by demons. No word on the plot afterwards, a small gameplay segment was shown to

We expect Doom’s multiplayer to be a big focus when the game is finally available. The old Doom titles have all had competitive play, but with the new version we will finally see new styles of multiplayer.

No word on when Doom should be coming to the current generation consoles or PC. Bethesda’s Pete Hines did say the game is a complete reboot, after scrapping Doom 4, John Carmack’s last title in development, before leaving to Oculus VR.

Bethesda Softworks do have other franchises gamers are hoping will be announced this year or next. Elder Scrolls and Fallout are the two major ones, but Pete Hines has reiterated time and time again Fallout 4 will not be coming any time soon.

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