Bethesda and id Software have announced that the revival of the grandfather of first-person shooter games is now available for home consoles and PC. I’m talking about the big dog, DOOM.
It’s make it or break it time for id Software as they finally roll out the fast-paced, hard hitting shooter game that helped shape an entire generation of gaming. Various members of the gaming community reminded the community that DOOM is currently available, including Microsoft’s own Larry “Major Flip Switcher” Hryb.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) May 13, 2016
It took nothing but the hotly anticipated countdown for the game to go live for YouTubers and Twitch live-streamers to boot up a copy and start broadcasting the FPS to the world.
In fact, you can check out one of the live-streams from YouTube Gaming below, courtesy of YouTuber Ready Up Live.
The game features a full fledged campaign mode that is a alternate retelling of the events that occurred at the United Aerospace Corporation’s facility on Mars, which eventually led to a demon army coming out from the gates of hell itself. Only one lone marine, known as the Doom Guy, can stand between the hell spawns and Earth.
Armed with a shotgun, a pistol, a chainsaw and every other flesh blasting, skin ripping, bone tearing, molecule shattering weapon you can get your hand on, the Doom Guy will battle his way through old and new foes alike with brand new features, including weapon upgrades, power-ups and the all new Glory Kills.
An accompanying multiplayer mode is also present, including a feature known as the SnapMap. The SnapMap enables gamers to make their own multiplayer competitive maps, cooperative maps, challenge maps, and even some single-player maps.
DOOM is available right now for $59.99. According to a video from TotalBiscuit, review copies were not sent out to the usual suspects for the game. Given the way media has been reviving moral panics over violence and sex in games, I wouldn’t blame id Software for playing it close to their chest. Then again… it could suck. It’s a gamble these days.
Anyway, you can learn more about DOOM by paying a visit to the official website.