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Get Excited For 'Doom' With A New Launch Trailer (Updated: It's Release Day)

Update, 5/13/2016, 10:41am PT: In case you forgot, Doom is now available for purchase on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In a little over a week, Doom will be available for everyone, and id Software prepared a new trailer as well as additional preloading information to hype up the game’s release.

As expected, the trailer is full of the usual scenes of blood, gore, monsters and guns as you try to survive the onslaught. You’ll have a vast arsenal of weapons at your disposal, so use it to its full potential and take out anything that stands in your way.

Depending on your platform of choice for the game, the preloading ritual can start now or next week. If you purchased the game on the Xbox One, you can start the process now, but you will need 50 GB of storage space for the game. For those on the PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam), you’ll have to wait until 12am ET on May 11 to start preloading the game.

NameDoom
TypeFirst-Person Shooter
Developerid Software
PublisherBethesda Softworks
Release DateMay 13, 2016
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Where To BuyBethesda StoreSteamAmazon (opens in new tab)Best Buy (opens in new tab)Target (opens in new tab)Walmart (opens in new tab)GameStop (opens in new tab)

In addition, the developers slightly changed the PC requirements, specifically the amount of storage needed for the game. The last time we saw the game’s PC requirements was during the open beta, when it required 22 GB. The final game will need 55 GB of space. If you get the physical version of the game, you’ll also need to download an additional 45 GB from Steam in order to run it. Official drivers from AMD and Nvidia come out next week.

MinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Core i5-2400 (3.1 GHz, Sandy Bridge) or AMD FX-8320 (3.5 GHz, Vishera)Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz, Ivy Bridge) or AMD FX-8350 (4.0 GHz, Vishera)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
RAM8 GB
Storage55 GB
OSWindows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

As for the actual launch of the game, fans can start playing Doom at 12am ET on May 13. Other regions around the world can start the game at 12 am local time. However, if you’re getting it on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 in Japan, you’ll have to wait until May 19 to play the new Doom.

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  • MR B0CEPHUS
    I saw a trailer not too long ago. We'll see what it's like when it comes out. I remember playing Doom this on my best friend's PC years ago when we were in elementary school.
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  • nirrtix
    If it is like the open beta I will pass. The steam beta was not like Doom. I own the original Doom games and will buy this if the single player is more Doomlike.
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  • dstarr3
    If it is like the open beta I will pass. The steam beta was not like Doom. I own the original Doom games and will buy this if the single player is more Doomlike.

    The multiplayer was designed by a different studio. So, it really has very little bearing on what the single-player will be like.
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  • -Fran-
    Interesting to see the 7870 and GTX670 as minimum hardware.

    I have high hopes for this game.

    Cheers!
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  • ddpruitt
    Green Man Gaming has it 20% off. Even if it isn't Doom, it's still better than any COD/BF clone.
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  • clonazepam
    have you played the beta its worse then any COD ever made.

    It won't be too bad unless the game takes over control of the character to perform animations repeatedly. Too much of that trying to be flashy gets disruptive.
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  • psiboy
    I'll wait and see if it lives up to the hype. I want great ball tearing single player awesomeness! Don't give a rats about the multiplayer!
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  • ddpruitt
    have you played the beta its worse then any COD ever made.

    Of course, while not really Doom it was waaay better than the Madden of FPS games. I'll admit it did feel more Quake than anything but I'll take that over COD anyday. I'll also take that over another BF with a different skin thrown over it, Frostbite never did anything interesting, Havok had destroyable environments a long time ago.
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  • Simon Anderson
    sweet can't wait! A bit strange how physical copy requires 45gb download... oh well. I usually just buy physical because/when it's cheaper (which ALSO doesn't make sense... but hey that's Australia/Steam for you!)
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  • dstarr3
    17923291 said:
    sweet can't wait! A bit strange how physical copy requires 45gb download... oh well. I usually just buy physical because/when it's cheaper (which ALSO doesn't make sense... but hey that's Australia/Steam for you!)

    You could always just buy it on a console.

    ...

    LOL
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