Developer id Software and publisher Bethesda are getting ready to finally launch the long-awaited reboot of Doom and the two companies are ready to announce their plans for post-release content delivery for the shooter and the way gamers can test it before it is officially out on May 13.
The open beta will include the Team Deathmatch and Warpath, and gamers will be able to see two maps, Heatwave and Infernal, with the team working on the title encouraging players to offer feedback on the mechanics and the infrastructure.
When the full version of Doom launches, gamers will be able to play a wider variety of modes and maps, and they will also be able to see the SnapMap system to create their own content and then share it with the rest of the community.
id software is also planning to deliver its own stream of new experiences for the shooter using a classic Season Pass that will feature three downloadable content packs while also introducing free updates that will improve the game.
For SnapMap, the company is aiming to expand options by introducing map modules, props, objects, Artificial Intelligence boosts, enhancements for editing tools and other new functionality.
New game modes are introduced for free for Doom multiplayer So far the company has not named or hinted at their nature, but they will probably arrive monthly, at least at first, with patches that eliminate bugs and introduce better balance.
When it comes to the Season Pass, id Software states that In addition to the planned free support and content updates, we will also be releasing three premium multiplayer DLC packs after launch, which will get you a number of new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons and more.
During summer the first major pack for Doom will be live and will feature three new maps, one weapon, a playable demon, a powerful armor set, a new piece of equipment, more hack modules and taunts, and extra ways to customize a character.
Each new DLC delivery will be offered for 14.99 dollars or Euro, and those who get the Season Pass will be able to only pay 39.99 dollars or Euro for all three that are coming.
The new Doom is designed to be a fast and violent experience that will ask gamers to stay constantly aware of their surroundings to stay alive while learning how to take out both humans and demons in multiplayer and singleplayer.
The game will be offered on the PC, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.