Doom beta will only be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Xbox 360 and PS3 preorders of Wolfenstein will get Xbox One and PS4 entry to the Doom beta, Bethesda confirms.

Buy this, get a Doom beta.

Remember the public Doom beta that Bethesda is giving away with customers who preorder copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order? It's not too surprising, but Bethesda has confirmed it's only coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

If you preorder the new Wolfenstein on the old consoles, however, you'll still be able to play. Preordering on Xbox 360 will grant players access to the Xbox One Doom beta, and preordering on PlayStation 3 will let players get hold of the PS4 Doom beta.

"DOOM beta access correlates to your pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order platform," says Bethesda, also confirming that the Xbox One beta will require Xbox Live Gold while the PS4 beta will not require PlayStation Plus.

"If you purchase an Xbox 360 or Xbox One version of Wolfenstein: The New Order, you will receive an invitation to the Xbox One Doom beta. PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 purchasers will receive an invite to the PS4 Doom beta."

"All PC purchases will receive an invite to the PC Doom beta."

Bethesda has yet to show or tell us anything about the new Doom. All we know right now is that it exists. Wolfenstein: The New Order, however, will be released for all the new and old Sony and Microsoft consoles and PC on May 20.

Bethesda said in April 2013 that an earlier version of Doom 4 had been scrapped and the project was being rebooted. "An earlier version of Doom 4 did not exhibit the quality and excitement that id and Bethesda intend to deliver and that Doom fans worldwide expect," said Bethesda marketing man Pete Hines last year.

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91 comments
taker254isback
taker254isback

yep! its been 10 - 11 years, its about to be DOOM time

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

Doom 3 is very boring but ROE(expansion pack of Doom 3) is much better. 

playstationzone
playstationzone

Doom 4 should only be next gen and its funny they not Big next Gen Games

ank000
ank000

I just hope this game is not made keeping heart patients in mind. I liked Doom 3 a lot and I wouldn't mind if Doom 4 feels more like 3 than like original Doom.

predatorGS
predatorGS

Add coop.


Playing Doom3 with the coop mod was just terrific.

theKSMM
theKSMM

What if I buy the XBOX version and want the PS beta or vice-versa?  This is the worst kind of platform discrimination!

sammoth
sammoth

What a dumb friggen title. Only to PS4 Xbox One and PC. Really, what doesn't it come to the WiiU. Are we surprised ?

Pupchu
Pupchu

Cant... get psyched for this... Need some... screens or artwork... to help...


abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

Outdoor areas, large amounts of monsters or the game wont be good. Doom 3 lacked in those among a few other things but it was still a decent game just nothing close to the original

Hurvl
Hurvl

I'm not that excited for Doom 4 (I don't know anything about that game), but I really liked Doom 3 after I had installed mods for it. I hope this game turns out good, because I know one of the developers and he previously worked on Syndicate, so it'd be sad if this game was bashed as well.

westcoastwillam
westcoastwillam

I'm pumped for the Doom beta I love the hell out of that franchise

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I'm surprised a new Doom game isn't generating more excitement/anticipation. About a year before Doom 3 came out, it was on top of everyone's hot upcoming game. PC sales and graphics cards skyrocketed. Now it's just, oh, a new Doom is coming out...TITANFALL!!!

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

Doom 3 is the most disappointing game i've ever played.

Merseyak
Merseyak

there not seriously remaking Doom (Classic) again are they

jack00
jack00

I am super excited for both Wolfenstein and Doom new games. Now I just have to save for a new cpu to be able to play them like they are supposed to be played :/

sohail5566
sohail5566

so doom is a reboot or a sequel to doom 3

ferna1234
ferna1234

how to make great doom 4 :
1- play DOOM 1 and DOOM 2
2- do the fucking same with nice graphics.

pohman
pohman

show us some gameplay footage so that we can decide

davetbeau
davetbeau

If anyone plans on preordering Wolfenstein for PS3 or 360 and has no intentions on purchasing a PS4 or XOne in the near future, I'll kindly take that code off of your hands. Thanks!

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Is this really unexpected?


Doom has always been about pushing graphics.


Let's just hope it has something besides top-of-the-line graphics, Doom 3 is the reason I gave up with PC gaming. I want a Doom 2 successor not a corridor tech-demo.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

I hope it is more like old school shooters with modern touch , instead of being COD clone for casuals .

DrKill09
DrKill09

@abcdefgabcdefgz  Doom 3 was a technical marvel when it came out, though.  They were simply trying something different.  I liked the slow pace of Doom 3, though I much preferred Quake 4.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Hurvl  I really liked the new Syndicate.  Fanboys were just pissed cause it wasn't like the original.  If you take it as a stand alone game, it was a lot of fun.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@Sevenizz Maybe it's because most of the people originally involved with id Software have moved on.  All of the founders are gone, along with most of the talent associated with the early Doom and Quake series, so the remaining team is unlikely to recapture the essence of what made Doom great.  I think that notion is borne out by Bethesda scrapping the version of Doom they had been developing.

I can't work up any enthusiasm until I see some actual gameplay footage.

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

@ferna1234 Play Doom 1 and 2 with the brutal doom mod. That's more like it!

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

@ferna1234 and workshop support, hilarious scaling coop, generally add to all elements.

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

@Cloud_imperium  There is a game that tried that, Serious Sam 2 and 3, but they didn't live up to the hype.

Lach0121
Lach0121

@Cloud_imperium  


I too hope it will be able to stand out on its own, and not just because of its name.


I enjoyed Doom 3, but I enjoyed the Doom I, II, Duke 3d, Blood, Shadow warrior, Turok  of the past much more.  So I really hope they do it almost as a re-injection of old school FPS style, but with a modern touch. The new Shadow Warrior did this actually pretty damn well (for a single player game)

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Cloud_imperium  I hope it stays away from Doom 3's poor map design and weightless shooting.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

If it's a reboot - why is it called 4?

quakke
quakke

@Dark_Mits @Cloud_imperium 

Where exactly is your "Modern" features with Serious Sam 2 (2005)? No regen, no ads no nothing. SS2 was really good, a SS game. Serious Sam 3 added ads to 2 weapons to complete their parody of Modern Spunkgargargleweewee called CoD and BF. After first couple of levels Serious Sam 3 ditches the linear cityfights and non-power weapons. So it was only a clear parody of modern stuff.

ferna1234
ferna1234

@RSM-HQ @Cloud_imperiumwheightless is just the word for it. My guess is that it will be a big challenge to recreate the sensation of the original doom weapons. the shotgum is the most difficult.