Showing posts with label id Software. Show all posts
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Friday, May 8, 2020

Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

id Software teases to explore next chapter of Doom Eternal in upcoming story DLC expansion in newly revealed images.

Without falling short on fan-expectation, first-person shooter game Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks has made its debut on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March.

id Software knows pretty well that Doom fans are always up for some hardcore demon-slaying action and therefore, has offered a glimpse at upcoming first campaign DLC with two brand-new images, featuring new locations.

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Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

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Following a massive success of Doom reboot in 2016, iconic series protagonist Doom Slayer returns for a sequel that has a more lore-focused story campaign mode with new tools to reap and tear through demonic forces of Hell.

This sudden reveal came ahead of an update that adds new content and optimizations for base game. Latest patch will introduce Empowered Demons into single-player experience and Echelon Leveling for max level players in Battlemode.

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On Twitter, official account for Doom game has teased players with two screenshots from DLC campaign.


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One of recently released screenshots shows a site that looks a lot like Maykr world and the second one seems to be a colossal oil rig. Aside from these images, there is not much to go on and decipher about Doom Eternal DLC for now.

However, a description from Year One Pass content suggests of a new enemy from another realm and more wave of demons. So, have your chainsaw ready and super shotgun reloaded in anticipation of a violent confrontation.

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Brief summery for impending DLC expansions of Doom Eternal noted in Year One Pass reads as follow.

Your victory over Hell’s armies pulled humanity back from the edge of extinction, but it came at a cost. An imbalance of power in the heavens requires the true ruler of this universe to rise and set things right. Wage war across never-before-seen realms of the DOOM Universe, fight against new demons, and wield new abilities in your never-ending battle against the forces of evil.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Given how well Eternal was received on all platforms, people will surely be excited to enjoy some more slaughterfest with Doomguy in a DLC and developers will hopefully be revealing more information than just a tease soon.

Available for pre-order now, Doom Eternal Year One Pass includes two DLC expansions and one of them will be arriving in 2020. id Soft is currently working on a Nintendo Switch version of the game that has yet to reveal a release date.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

RELATED: Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.




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Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

Lead engine programmer Billy Khan of id Software claims Doom Eternal can run at 1000 frames per second.

With only few weeks left from release, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks are on full swing to promote their upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dev team of 2016 Doom sequel has been working hard to make demon slaying in 4K visual look glorious and id Soft is claiming to have pushed their game engine to deliver an insane 1,000 frames per second, with proper hardware setting.

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Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

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Billy Khan talks detail on features of id Tech 7 game engine and how they are pushing boundaries of FPS.




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In a recent interview with IGN, lead engine programmer of id Software, Billy Khan discuss about latest enhancement made to id Tech 7 engine with a bunch of new features to show off detailed surrounding and hardware compatibility.

Latest upgrades to in-game engine have now lead to much bigger explosions and variety of particle effect in Doom Eternal. Moreover, upper limit for frames per second has maxed out for existing and upcoming generation of consoles.

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Whereas id Soft could go up to 250 frames per second with id Tech 6 in past, you can hit 1000 frames per second in id Tech 7. Khan even locally built a custom hardware for testing in studio and has it running at 400 frames per second.

This astounding scaling would not only make Doom Eternal look good visually on present-day consoles but it essentially makes the game future-proof for many years to come when players will revisit it with upgraded gaming hardware.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Since current-gen console hardware is unable to run such FPS or even capable of handling it, developers got really interested as they can take similar approach in making games that players will revisit in future with high-end setups.

Games on consoles are stressing over achieving a frame rate between 30 and 60 frames per second for more than a decade. Third-person games usually strive near to 30 FPS and first-person titles pushes for locking at 60 FPS.

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This higher frame count greatly affects player point of view in terms of smoothness, mostly in shooter genre of games. You can easily detect if frames are stumbling inn first-person perspective than noticing them on third-person.

Also, id Tech 7 will seamlessly scale with your current setup to newest ones that are not out in the market yet. This is great news for PC gaming community as they will see a performance boost every time they upgrade their machine.

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Aside from working on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements, Khan and his team has worked to make sure that id Tech 7 will work nicely for next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles with more exciting plans for future.

With recent rise of streaming platforms, players will be hopefully able to stream Doom Eternal at 1000 FPS at some point. Meanwhile, developers can start working on new technology to step over 60 frames per second and go beyond.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

Hugo Martin, creative director for Doom Eternal has stated to have no micro-transactions or in-game store.

Fans were initially bummed out when upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal was delayed from a 2019 release schedule and is now only months away from its launch on March 20, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Due to recent track record of games released by publisher Bethesda Softworks in recent years, players were worried about its in-game economics and creative director Hugo Martin has assured of having no micro-transactions or loot boxes.

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Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

These days, you can never be assured that you will get your hands on all content of any AAA-game after purchasing it for a $60 full-price because of predatory monetization practices by major publishers but not when raising Hell on Earth.

Doom Slayer will only be able to unlock skins and it would only take XP in exchange, no real-world money. Martin highlights that there are no outside resources other than skills that you can trade to earn in-game cosmetic items.

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In a private Facebook group for Doom series fans, Hugo Martin came out confirming no micro-transactions.

Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game - we are giving u a complete experience with no store just like you'd expect.

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Not only are they staying away from including any pay-to-win mechanics, there won't be an item shop either for unnecessary in-store purchases. All you can get for Doomguy is various outfits with precious XP points or ignore them entirely.

In 2016, Bethesda has avoided such monetary efforts for Doom but released paid DLC packs on multiplayer modes. All of them were made free a year later with release of Update 6.66 with additional reworks for progression system and mechanics.

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In a time when every major company in video game industry is trying to rip off their customer by costing extra over actual price of an entertainment product they already paid, such effort would likely be very appreciated by consumers.

Doom Eternal is a follow-up sequel to Doom from 2016 by developer id Software, which is set to arrive soon on all major platforms. A port for Nintendo Switch was announced during its official reveal that currently awaits a release date.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

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In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.




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Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

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Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

In a latest update, Bethesda adds 60 FPS, quick saves and add-on support for classic Doom games re-releases.

In a rather surprising move, classic first-person shooter games Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 were re-released back in July 2019 during keynote events of QuakeCon for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Even though they were well received, these games were not without some shortcomings in terms of save functions and visuals but a recent update from publisher Bethesda Softworks has attempted to address them on all platforms.

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Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

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According to official press release, both Doom and Doom 2 is getting native 60 FPS support from its original 35 FPS cap. This drastic increase of frame rates will let Slayers roam more freely around circles of Hell shooting demons.

To help out many enthusiastic speedrunners and survivors of Nightmare difficulty, Quick Save has been enabled. At any point, pause the game and start instantly from your Load Game using L/L1/LB buttons depending on your platform.

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Add-on feature will enable players to enjoy additional content, which are free to download. Community episodes and megawads for these games from a curated list will be included, with more coming soon based on fan feedback.

This update also offers original campaign SIGIL by Doom co-creator and renowned designer John Romero along with two map packs TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment that came out on launch of Final Doom back in 1996.

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Moreover, expected features like Aspect Ratio, Brightness options, improved Level Select function, performance optimization, quality-of-life adjustments, Quick Weapon Select feature and split-screen HUD are newly added as well.

Aside from reviving old-school titles of Doom franchise, Bethesda is working with developer id Software on a sequel to 2016 series reboot titled Doom Eternal that is currently scheduled to arrive on March 20, 2020 for all major platforms.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Hell on Earth will be unleashed later than expected as Doom Eternal has now been delayed to March 2020.

It was officially revealed during E3 2019 live event that upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal is going to come out on November 22, 2019 for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Today came an announcement from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks that states that the game has been delayed to March 20, 2020 as it needs more time to live up to certain standards and being polished.

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Alongside this message came another shocker, which is Invasion Mode that lets player enter someone else's game as a demon will not be available at lunch but would be rolled out via a free update shortly after its release.

Serving as a follow-up sequel to 2016 reboot of Doom, players will return to Earth as Doom Slayer after his adventures on Mars only to find it in ruins and immediately jumps in tearing demon armies up from Hell to save humanity.

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Earlier, official Twitter account for Doom Eternal relayed the news of this unexpected delay and its reasons.


RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Though a Nintendo Switch port for the game was confirmed by id Software during QuakeCon 2018 reveal, they never revealed a launch window. Latest announcement states to declare a definitive release date followed by other platforms.

According to new release date, Doom Eternal will come out alongside highly anticipated Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Finally, classic Doom 64 is coming to all major platforms as a pre-order bonus, also releasing on same day of 2020.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Doom Eternal Release Date

Prepare to raze Hell as Doom Slayer is returning in Doom Eternal to slay army of demons on this November.

Last year at E3 2018, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks announced upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but an official release date was missing.

Today at E3 2019 live event, developers have confirmed that Doom Slayer will make his anticipated return to take our planet back by decimating all invading forces of Hell on November 22, 2019 with a brand-new story trailer.

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Doom Eternal Release Date

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Newest Doom Eternal trailer shows how goes beyond boundaries of Heaven and Hell, all swarmed with demons.




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A demonic invasion has ravaged Earth and legendary Doomguy starts cleansing the planet by slicing off a demon head with Chainsaw. Wearing his iconic Praetor Suit, he ruthlessly tears through hordes of Hell and beyond.

Combat mechanics has significantly evolved over years with new weapons adding more raw firepower. Your arsenal is now upgraded with a Plasma Gun and a Meathook is attached to your Super Shotgun for grappling demons out of your reach.

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Other than serving as punching bags or gory piñata, enemy demons are often a great source of item drops. Slice them in half to refill ammo, burn them using your shoulder-mounted Flame Belch to get armor and go for a brutal Glory Kill to replenish health bar.

Doomguy can smash through enemy barrage and walls or even dash enemies in midair to crush them. You can see a hulking demon at one point that resembles a lot like the Cyberdemon from 1993 Doom and Doom II due to series reboot in 2016.

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B3 2019 also gave a glimpse to an all-new multiplayer "Battlemode" game with PvP components for Doom Eternal.




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Originally hinted last year, id Software has come up with this new multiplayer experience where players will control two demons to go up against another controlling a skillful Slayer for a versus mode fight for best-of-five round.

Developers are aiming for more action for Doom Eternal than ever in its known franchise and Bethesda E3 2019 event was just a slight tease of what to come next when it finally launches later this year to unleash Hell on Earth.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Quake 2 Getting Free RTX Support

Nvidia is working with id Software to introduce real-time ray tracing to renowned FPS title Quake II for free.

There was a time when first-person shooter game franchise Quake was a huge deal and one of the biggest milestones by developer id Software after Doom and proceed to get a series of sequels over time including Quake Champions.

A sequel to original, Quake II has recently been selected by tech giant Nvidia to get real-time ray tracing support all of a sudden in association with its developers, which makes this two decades old FPS becomes more stunning than ever.

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Quake II Getting Free RTX Support

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A brand-new trailer was released to officially announce Quake II RTX to offer an exclusive first-look for everyone.




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Titled as Quake II RTX, this update will arrive for Linux and PC for free on June 6, featuring first three levels. Owning a copy of the game will allow you access to enjoy its full campaign and multiplayer mode with remastered update.

According to Nvidia, players would require a GeForce RTX 2060 or higher performance graphics card to play Quake II RTX on their system. They are also giving away source code for players to use them on many existing mods or even improve it.

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These days, ray tracing technology is the next big thing that is revolutionizing video game industry as we witnessed major AAA-games like Battlefield V and Shadow of the Tomb Raider unleashing its true power with next gen GPU.

On their latest generation of graphics cards, Nvidia is adding a feature called RTX that lets you experience high resolution objects from a scene in details. However, it would need for one to have a high-end PC to run many of these games with RTX support.

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For seasoned veterans of Quake series, this is almost a coming-of-age experience and even for any newcomers, it is a pretty decent FPS experience. Though what they made improvements to are mostly reflections and shadows elements and not gameplay.

Nvidia choosing such an old classic like Quake II for remastering with free RTX support only shows how much capable they really are with this tech. It also provides them a window to experiment with many other older titles in future.