Doom is getting the 4K treatment this March 29, making it look even better on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.
It has been nine months since the gaming company announced the enhanced game for the Xbox One X at E3 2017 and two years since the reboot was released. Upon launch, Doom received praises, particularly on its graphics.
The reboot's graphics have always been regarded as impressive with its dedication to providing a 60 fps frame rate. Doom achieved this through dynamic resolution scaling, but fans are wondering if the performance will be the same at native 4K.
Experience 'Doom' At 4K Resolution
The problem mainly lies on the consoles, especially on the PlayStation 4 Pro, which pose some limitations to native 4K gaming. Currently, the standard frame rate of the enhanced games on both systems is 30 fps.
Apart from the increase in resolution, the announcement didn't mention other visual enhancements. Nevertheless, Bethesda has definitely pushed the extremely good-looking graphics to new heights as evident in the screenshots and the new trailer.
"Every blast of the BFG, every demon glory kill, and every chainsaw slice through a Mancubus can be experienced like never before on consoles," Bethesda said in a blog post.
"Whether you're a new player or just eager to jump back into your Praetor Suit, you're going to want to visit Hell to experience it for yourself."
To those who have the 4K consoles, the development team encourages them to post screenshots on social media.
What's In Store For 'Doom'
Meanwhile, gamers who still haven't picked it up can also buy it for the PC and Nintendo Switch, which won't be receiving a 4K update ever.
Newcomers will have immediate access to all the multiplayer DLCs, which Bethesda gave away for free last July 2017, when it scrapped the Season Pass. There are three packs in total containing nine maps, three playable demons, three guns, and some equipment and armor sets.
As for the future of Doom, fans are hoping that there will be some exciting news at E3 2018. While the company hasn't offered any clues to what their showcase will be about, the teaser video featuring characters from the Elder Scrolls, Dishonored, Fallout, and Doom hints at possible updates related to these franchises. Who knows, a Doom 2 might already be in the works.
Bethesda also confirmed a pre-E3 showcase on at 6:30 p.m. PT on June 10.