Bethesda Softworks and id Software officially unveiled Doom at its E3 2015 press conference this evening. The game is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in spring 2016.
The first bit of gameplay, presented by id Software executive producer Marty Stratton, sees the player on the outskirts of a UAC facility on Mars, enacted to do one thing: kill demons. The second bit of gameplay starts the player in the demons’ home: Hell.
The idTech 6 Engine-built game is based three core principles: “bad-ass demons, big fucking guns, and moving really, really fast.” Oh, and there’s a chainsaw. And pretty weapon close-ups. And a whole lot of blood.
In addition to the single-player mode, there’s also a multiplayer mode. Multiplayer is fast-paced, arena-style combat set in locations ranging from UAC facilities on Mars to the depths of Hell. There are modes such as “Domination,” “Freeze Tag,” and “Clan Arena.”
Bethesda also announced “Doom SnapMap,” an easy-to-use in-game tool with “uncompromising depth and capability.” It allows players to snap together and customize intricate maps, and create or edit game logic to make new modes. That user-created content can then be shared and played instantly with friends or others around the world online. This mode is part of Bethesda.net, a new service built around all of Bethesda’s games and hub for all of the company’s news, mods, and content.
Get the first Doom footage and the full fact sheet below.
Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. Expand your gameplay experience using DOOM SnapMap game editor to easily create, play, and share your content with the world.
You’ve come here for a reason. The Union Aerospace Corporation’s massive research facility on Mars is overwhelmed by fierce and powerful demons, and only one person stands between their world and ours. As the lone DOOM Marine, you’ve been activated to do one thing – kill them all.
- A Relentless Campaign – There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways.
- Return of id Multiplayer – Dominate your opponents in DOOM’s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon.
- DOOM SnapMap – a powerful, but easy-to-use game and level editor – allows for limitless gameplay experiences on every platform. Without any previous experience or special expertise, any player can quickly and easily snap together and visually customize maps, add pre-defined or completely custom gameplay, and even edit game logic to create new modes. Instantly play your creation, share it with a friend, or make it available to players around the world – all in-game with the push of a button.
View the first set of screenshots at the gallery.