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 wolfenstein.com/doom 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 wolfenstein.com/doom 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.