This weekend saw the DOOM beta open up to more people – and we’ve rather liked it.I’m certainly keen for more DOOM after the little slice of its multiplayer, but many people feel quite the opposite.
Some don’t think it’s traditional DOOM, while others love the modernization on classic arena gameplay.One thing everyone (on PC at least) can agree on is that the game’s framerate cap isn’t acceptable.
Not even one of the biggest in the world can escape time.”
His cousin, wide-eyed and enthusiastically boisterous, proceeds to tell me that he doesn’t even really play games that much these days.
There’s a new Doom game due out soon, the first in 12 years and a potential must-have title for the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.Unfortunately, if feedback from the game’s now-complete open beta is any indication, the game isn’t going to win accolades for itself on multiplayer alone.
So it was a close race but the voters have spoken
But there are plenty of other games that deserve to shine again, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the most deserving ones.There are countless games we’d love to see return to the spotlight, but we’ve tried to keep this list fairly realistic.
Both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of DOOM will dynamically scale the resolution down from 1080p in order to keep the action as close to 60fps as possible.Id Software's Tiago Sousa posted the information on Twitter in response to Digital Foundry's analysis of the recent beta.
The Doom multiplayer beta gave players a great idea of what to expect from its competitive game modes, but what of SnapMap and the single-player mode?Well, Bethesda's Twitch channel is hosting in-depth looks into both next week.
Do you remember the heyday of Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament?It's not perfectly in touch with those roots, but it definitely feels like a successor to Quake III Arena.
DOOM's Open Beta has been extended by an extra day, meaning the action will end on PS4, Xbox One and PC tomorrow morning at 5am UK time.Last week id Software programmer Tiago Sousa also announced that the frame rate limiter had been unlocked on PC, meaning there was no longer a need to hack the game.
While the DOOM beta might not have been to everyone’s liking, at least id recognise the importance of options when it comes to PC gaming.As they say themselves in an update from the team, “PC gaming is in our DNA”.
Doom was so popular in 1995
Doom was so popular in 1995 that it was installed on more PCs than Windows 95.The team was led by Gabe Newell.
If you live in either New Zealand or Australia, it might be a good idea to purchase DOOM 2016 with Mighty Ape.This is because the online retailer is offering some exclusive bonuses that nobody else is selling so far.