And now for the news that no one is waiting for: Bethesda’s id Software is re-releasing Doom 3 in a special “BFG Edition” this Fall, which includes re-mastered content and seven new levels.
Apparently in lieu of absolutely nothing (seriously, it’s not even the 10-year anniversary or anything), id Software decided it was time to update Doom for modern technology, including HD-TVs, 5.1 surround sound, and yes, even 3D. Bethesda says that Doom 3: BFG Edition features a completely remastered version of the original game with enhanced graphics, improved rendering, modern lighting effects, and lots of other bells and whistles. The package also includes 2005’s “Resurrection of Evil” add-on pack, with all the same new enhancements, and a brand new content pack called “The Lost Mission,” which offers players seven brand new levels.
And just because they can, id is throwing Doom 1 and Doom 2 into the package, too.
Bethesda will release versions of Doom 3: BFG Edition for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. This will be the first time any Doom game has been playable on PS3. And with all the focus on these console editions, accordingly there will be all new Xbox 360 achievements and PlayStation 3 trophies available for players, as well as a new console-friendly checkpoint game-save system. Another issue that caused problems for console players was Doom 3‘s handheld flashlight. To solve this, id has installed a new “armor-mounted flashlight” that frees up your hands to shoot all those demons with extreme prejudice.