The enhanced edition of the Doom series aka Doom 3 BFG is coming this October, and we’re slightly deflated.
The Doom BFG Edition is releasing October 16, 2012, but I’m wondering why it’s been priced at $30
When you’re releasing a HD collection, or something similar, the point is to package old games in a collection which gives them a fresh look and offers value for money. John Carmack and co. at id Software are doing that with Doom BFG Edition, except they’re charging $30 come October 16, 2012.
North America gets the October 16 released date, while Europeans once again get the further-out October 19, 2012 date. On the Bethesda blog, the BFG Edition is described of Doom 3 and the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack. There are also seven new levels dubbed The Lost Mission, which opens with the squad you’re rescuing in Doom 3 closing a portal so the aliens can’t descend to Earth.
I believe the edition also packages the previous Doom games, which is admittedly a pretty awesome deal, and brings 3D gaming at 60 frames-per-second (on PC at least – I doubt the consoles will be pushing past 30FPS) and brings the usual extras such as achievements and 5.1 surround sound.
Plenty Of Features
id Software said when building the remastered edition they went back and looked at the most common fan hates, and chief among them was the inability to use a torch and gun at the same time. Therefore there’s an armor-mounted flashlight, which is great and everything but I can’t help but think the suspense of switching between the two and walking around in the dark has gone. Then again I haven’t played Doom 3, so I guess I could be talking complete rubbish.
Other features are a checkpoint system, improved rendering and lighting and generally improved controls for single and multiplayer. I doubt it’s going to make dent on Call of Duty, but it should be a nice distraction.
I still think $30-ish is a tad expensive. Minecraft charged $20 for an endless world, so I that would’ve been more competitive.
Doom 3 BFG Edition is available October 16 and October 19, 2012 in North America and Europe respectively. It releases for PC for $29.99, and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99.
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