Bethesda Showcased Doom Reboot at E3 2015
The Doom franchise is getting a well-deserved reboot, and judging from the gameplay trailer, it’s going to be bloodier and more barbaric than ever.
Before we get into the gory details, we have to say that the game looks stunning despite it still being in its developmental stage. The blood-splattered, doom-and-gloom (pardon the pun) environments showcased during the trailer were incredibly realistic, and it certainly lives up to the stringent graphics standards of modern-day blockbuster games. You have id Software’s brand new id Tech 6 game engine to thank for that.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, next year’s Doom reboot is set to be just as violent, if not more, than its predecessors. Players will be able to perform brutal melee attacks should they deem blasting the faces of demons at point-blank with a double-barrel shotgun too merciful. Such melee attacks include splitting demons into half using a chainsaw, ripping their limbs off their body, and curb-stomping their heads till it explodes. Yummy. These unadulterated acts of violence are then sugar-coated with bucket loads of gore and gib that spurts and flows out of their mangled bodies like there’s no tomorrow.
Don’t expect the game to be a walk in the park either, as id Software’s executive producer Marty Stratton has intentionally mentioned during E3 2015 that the game is going to be challenging.
"I've seen people and even had people say, ‘Oh, that looks easy.’ That is not easy. The game is a challenging game, it's like [the original Doom] in that respect," Stratton said.
If you prefer killing other marines instead of demons, you’ll be glad to know that Doom will feature an arena combat mode that is set in the depths of Hell and the UAC facility on Mars. Also included in the game is a modding tool called Doom Snapmap, which allows you create custom maps of your own.
You will be able to embark on your demon-killing spree when
Doom launches for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2016.