Bethesda has announced that Doom will have an Open Beta from April 15th through April 17th. Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps will be what is available for play. Doom will be officially released on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC on May 13th and there has already been some talk about free content updates throughout the year.
Bethesda stated in the article, “We know the community has always been about great user-generated content, and that’s something we want to continue to encourage with SnapMaP, an innovative new component of DOOM designed to make creating, sharing, and playing new game experiences fast and easy. On top of being able to access and play new modes and maps created by your fellow gamers, id plans to offer content updates for SnapMap, including map modules; props and objects; additional features and functionality; AI enhancements; editing tool enhancements and more. Multiplayer will also receive content updates in the form of new game modes.”
There will also be three “premium” multiplayer DLC packs after launch. These packs will include new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons, and more. The first DLC will be released this summer and give players three new maps, a new weapon, a new playable demon, a new armor set, new piece of equipment, hack modules and taunts, as well as new customization colors and patterns.
The DLC packs will cost $14.99 or you can buy the Season Pass for $39.99.
Looks like Bethesda has the fans in mind with the new DOOM game. Are you a fan of DOOM? Do you think this game will do justice, or is this your first DOOM game?