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DOOM Beta Limited to PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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The DOOM beta will be limited to three platforms.

The Wolfenstein: The New Order website was updated with a Q&A about the upcoming DOOM beta, and reveals that it will only be made available on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. More specifically, gamers who pre-purchase Wolfenstein on the Xbox 360 or Xbox One will have access to the Xbox One beta. That said, Xbox 360 gamers who receive the golden DOOM ticket will be left out of all the beta fun unless they upgrade to the newer console.

"A key code will be located on an insert that's included inside your boxed copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order when it releases on May 20th," the FAQ reads. "Once the key code is redeemed, you'll be registered to participate in the DOOM beta once it begins. Check back at for updated information."

According to the company, an Xbox Live Gold membership is required for the Xbox One beta, but a PSN Plus membership is NOT required for the PlayStation 4 beta. Once customers receive their boxed copy of Wolfenstein: The New Order, they should head over to the site, enter the code, and enter a valid email address.

"You will not be able to change the email address associated with your key code," reads the FAQ. "We'll contact you at a later date with further instructions regarding the DOOM beta via the email address you provide when you register your code."

What about those who pre-purchase digitally? Will they be left out of the beta program too? Bethesda's Q&A reports that the company is currently working with Steam, Microsoft, and Sony to help ensure that persons pre-ordering digitally from Steam, Microsoft, and Sony will receive access to the DOOM beta. Other digital retailers' processes and/or participation may vary.

Unfortunately, additional details regarding the DOOM beta will be revealed at a different date. So far, Bethesda isn't coughing up any release details, such as when it will actually start, and if there will be an open beta.

"All PC purchases will receive an invite to the PC Doom beta," states the FAQ.

This will be the first title released by id Software without John Carmack at the programming helm. So far, we know absolutely nothing about the game itself save for that years worth of work were shoved into the trash because it didn't live up to Bethesda's and id Software's standards. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to see what's brewing in the DOOM universe this year via the beta program.

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    agnickolov , April 4, 2014 7:26 PM
    Surely that is for for the DOOM 4 Beta, since DOOM was released over 20 years ago...
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    Blessedman , April 4, 2014 8:59 PM
    Doesn't this defeat the purpose of a beta/demo? The idea is to allow people to see a little bit of the game to wet their appetite and lure them into buying the final product. Kind of tarnishes what made Doom, Doom!
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    Shadowarez , April 4, 2014 11:03 PM
    Oh well maybe just maybe and I know ill catch hell for this but maybe niw Johns gone doom 4 will be good or we could end. Up with Rage 2.0.
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    bryonhowley , April 5, 2014 2:04 AM
    Surely that is for for the DOOM 4 Beta, since DOOM was released over 20 years ago...
    Either my sarcasm meter is broken or Captain Obvious has mad an appearance. Doom will be shit, just like 3

    Well if it is anything at all like Doom 3 then it will be great! The opposite of SHIT!
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    Shadowarez , April 5, 2014 3:16 AM
    I rem playing alpha for doom 3 while in university was quite cool to run command in Cmd to build the game and show off prowess of my old rig back then.
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    Christopher1 , April 5, 2014 3:25 AM
    Surely that is for for the DOOM 4 Beta, since DOOM was released over 20 years ago...
    Either my sarcasm meter is broken or Captain Obvious has mad an appearance. Doom will be shit, just like 3
    You need a wakeup call. Doom 3 was pretty good all things considered.
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    NightLight , April 5, 2014 4:34 AM
    the mood of doom 3 was pretty good, but the puzzle was missing, it's all too obvious where to go with current games. you need to search, and find secrets...
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    jhansonxi , April 5, 2014 2:16 PM
    I wonder if Steam support will result in SteamOS support.
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    Drejeck , April 6, 2014 12:19 AM
    Well, I enjoyed a lot Doom3 on the Xbox, but also Half-Life 2 (both PC & Xbox) and most of all The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, which was the winner between iD and Valve's games.I'm playing Rage really slowly but I enjoy it, I have to admit that Bethesda is too dominant in this particular game and I don't like that. To me Bethesda means bug, loads of bugs, and no graphic or programming prowess. I like the TES series (the online one sucks badly though) but an FPS has to be completely polished, perfect like a diamond, their RPG is far from this, they spend time for the contents, iD spent time on the engine. If you remember the past there was a number of FPS spawning after each release of the iD tech making the others "Doom-like" or "Quake-like". Well, I'd like to see other iD tech based games just like old times.
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    Billy_bSLAYER , April 6, 2014 11:50 AM
    We just installed Doom 3 for our kids, 5.5yrs and 4yrs. Back when I played it worked on a 9800pro now it's on a 770 with higher screen resolution using less energy.
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    theje , April 6, 2014 2:50 PM
    I don't get the point. What else could the beta be on?
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    alfaalex101 , April 6, 2014 6:57 PM
    How is this "limited"
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    viliu24 , April 6, 2014 11:49 PM
    can't w8 for new doom release. I can't w8 to have a dumbed down a symbol between gaming community such as tips or trainers "aim to enemy" and "press mb1 to shoot" , or the amazing features "u are outside of the combat area" or the extra content as dlc weapon pack 1 "the new amazing rocket launcher" and incoming dlc weapon pack 2 "bfg" , or the amazing AI stucked behind a table , oh and almost forget about then new improved checkpoint save system. But remember the game wont be a simple port from consoles to PC , it will be a complete build for PC , although a "xbox" controller is "strongly" recommended. But all in all , i bet is going to be a great game since is going to be under Bethesda management who literally messed some previous games... Today games are made by accountants , in the old days they were made by gamers , and that says all.
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    chicofehr , April 7, 2014 5:09 AM
    Will this be on the ID Tech 5? I played Rage and it was good but had problems with their megatextures when moving fast. I guess I need an SSD as its hard on a HDD.
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    spookyman , April 7, 2014 5:32 AM
    will our guns have a flashlight taped to them?
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    Shadowarez , April 7, 2014 9:20 PM
    Yes they consulted red green on the amount of Ducktape that looks right to hold massive flashlights on The BFG.
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    belardo , April 10, 2014 4:16 AM
    The flashlight issue was perhaps the DUMBEST thing every on a AAA game. You are a trained solider... in a giant complex and you can't TAPE a flashlight to your weapon or your helmet or your body armor?! I remember an article or blog post... Something like this:

    Step 1 - Walk in dark area with flash light.
    Step 2 - Monster comes at you.
    Step 3 - Turn off flash light and switch to guns.
    Step 4 - Fire your weapon in the dark in the general area you last saw the monster.
    Step 5 - Switch to flash light... see if monster is dead.
    If still ALIVE, repeat Steps 3~5.
    Step 6 - Continue to walk though near- pitch black black room... looking for monsters.

    The game looked good... it played good. I installed the flashlight MOD to make it playable.