Doom single, multiplayer revealed at E3, user creation tools detailed

Bethesda began its first ever E3 showcase with a bang, revealing Doom with an explosive gameplay demo.


The reboot is staying true to the franchise, with fast movement, lots of big powerful weapons, and plenty of demons to shoot in the face, rip apart with your bare hands, and cut in half with a chainsaw.

There was also a brief glimpse at Doom’s arena-styled multiplayer mode, which executive producer Marty Stratton described as a mix of Doom and Quake. The multiplayer will also feature power-ups, including the ability to turn into the one of the game’s many demons.


Also revealed was Doom SnapMap, a comprehensive user creation suite that lets players create maps and entire game modes – co-op and multiplayer – by snapping together objects and level elements. Creators will then be able to share them with the world, with players able to rate and upvote/downvote them.

Doom is set for release in spring of 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the E3 trailer below.

Published by Sameer Desai

Sameer is the co-founder, owner and editor of IVG. He has been a writer and journalist for over a decade, most of it focussed on gaming. Having initially worked in news media (TV and online), he switched to tech and video games journalism in 2006. He was editor for the Indian edition of UK-based games trade publication, MCV. He has also written India-focussed columns for Gamespot, and been featured as a games expert by MTV, Mumbai Mirror and The Guardian (UK), among others.

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