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Doom 3 BFG Edition Finally Dated, Priced

Bethesda Softworks said on Tuesday that Doom 3 BFG Edition is currently slated for release in North America on October 16, 2012, then in Europe on October 19, 2012.

As previously reported, the bundle will include Doom 3, the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack, and seven new levels of content entitled "The Lost Mission." The two games will be remastered for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, offering "enhanced visuals" to further immerse players into id Software's demonic world.

"Doom 3, Resurrection of Evil, and 'The Lost Mission' have been optimized in 3D, featuring 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game," Bethesda said in an email. "id Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the Doom single and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and Doom 3 now features the new armor-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time."

Doom 3 originally shipped for the PC and Microsoft's first Xbox console back in 2005. That said, the "enhancements" in the BFG Edition were only needed for the newer, more powerful Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, bringing the shooter up to today's console standards. Because the PC version was always superior, id Software decided to take the opportunity and do something special for gamers dedicated to the platform: adding support for a customized Head-Mounted Display (HMD).

As reported during E3 2012, id Software Technical Director John Carmack demoed the gadget, a side project he started after completing Rage. The headset is slated to be sold in limited quantities for around $500. However, technical difficulties prevent the headset's resolution from matching current HD graphics, yet movement is reportedly so fluid, it's life-like. Carmack is hoping to have a large number of kits thrown together by the time QuakeCon 2012 launches in August.

"I actually think is better than anybody has done in terms of VR demos," he told USA Today. "Over the last few weeks of playing with this I have probably had some of the more stick-with-me moments in a game that I have had over the last two decades. Projected into there and having the subtle little bits about looking around and having things come out at you, it is a different experience."

Doom 3 BFG Edition will be available in North America on PC for $29.99 and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99. So far there's no set date for the HMD version of Doom 3 BFG Edition for the PC, so stay tuned.

  • speedemon
    Doom PC finally hitting consoles.. so why is there a PC version? huh must be the new armor-mounted flashlight and 3D... this must mean D4 is nowhere to be seen, not like i was looking forward to it anyways :(
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  • Seems more like a money grabbing opportunity than an actual game, but I am sure it will be a hell of a lot better than what Konami did with Metal Gear... Porting a game to a different updated console is just lazy. :
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  • 4745454b
    $30 huh? I know its doom3 and the expansion but still seems a bit more for something we've mostly already seen. I hope it hits a steam sale sometime this year.
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  • alidan
    ZakkenSeems more like a money grabbing opportunity than an actual game, but I am sure it will be a hell of a lot better than what Konami did with Metal Gear... Porting a game to a different updated console is just lazy. :
    for the consoles, its the first time an un altered for graphics doom 3 was released, so no harm there.
    for the pc, the head mount display intrigues me. how much went into that apposed to not?

    now lets also point out that currently on steam. doom 3 costs 20$ the expansion cost 10$, so really, you buy this, you are just getting both in a single pack, so its not money grabbing.
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  • flips
    This should have been $15 instead...
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  • saskuatch
    I think the only reason they did this was because rage flopped and they need cash to fund their next project
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  • FloKid
    Flash light at 1am, keeps the monsties away.
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  • alidan
    saskuatchI think the only reason they did this was because rage flopped and they need cash to fund their next project
    500k sales in a week on the pc, and FAR many more sales on the console, so im betting they at least made their money back with rage.

    now lest see here, what do you want do work with when you are experimenting with a new tech? brand new game, or an older already made game that you can adapt and test?

    also doom 3 would gain SO much in just because of the engaging headmount visuals, and its the most recent game if theirs that would.
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  • bustapr
    so the pc version wont be getting a remaster? and their selling this bfg edition(which is the exact same as the current versions +a mission and flashlight) for the exact same price as its available today?! thats just lazy
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  • gorillagarrett
    I hope the games fails.If there's a way to teach this money-wh*** developer a lesson, that would be for his game to fail miserably, at least on the PC.

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