DOOM Three VR Version Pits Gamers In opposition to the Forces of Hell


There will probably be some PlayStation gamers who’re too younger to have ever performed DOOM 3. Initially launched 17 years in the past on PC, the sport was later ported to PS4 in 2019 to have fun the franchise’s 25th birthday. Now the sport is getting an entire new model and approach to play. DOOM 3: VR Version is because of be launched on PlayStation VR on the finish of this month.

DOOM 3 rebooted the DOOM franchise into the action-horror first-person shooter we all know right now. It’s 2145 and gamers take the position of an area marine dropped onto Mars to deal with the outcomes of a scientific experiment gone improper. The UAC was investigating the consequences of teleportation, organic analysis, and superior weapons design, however certainly one of their teleportation experiments unintentionally opened up a gateway to Hell. Now it’s as much as the marine to cease the invading demons from attacking Mars and reaching Earth. The VR Version may also embody the 2 sport expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Misplaced Mission, including as much as 15 hours of gameplay altogether.

Now the sport has been enhanced for VR, gamers will be capable to lean round corners, angle pictures utilizing movement controllers just like the Purpose controller, carry out 180-degree quick-turns, and use a wrist-mounted show to trace well being, armor and ammo. The sport has additionally obtained new textures, shaders, and sound results to deliver it into the fashionable age.


DOOM 3 isn’t the primary sport to come back to VR. DOOM: VFR was a devoted VR sport launched in 2017 that we had excessive reward for. The DOOM franchise will quickly be reaching its 30th anniversary and it has been extraordinarily profitable to this point. As noticed by @bogorad222 on Twitter, along with the Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises the three IPs are value over $7 billion. The final sport within the franchise, DOOM Everlasting, generated greater than $450 million in income over the primary 9 months of its launch. Bethesda will probably be hoping DOOM 3: VR Version will proceed that success when it’s launched for PlayStation four on March 29. The title will probably be backwards suitable on PlayStation 5 too.

[Supply: PlayStation Weblog, Twitter (1, 2)]

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