Are you nostalgic for Doom 3? Not particularly? Well, that doesn’t matter – Bethesda and id Software are taking you into the past regardless. They are release Doom 3 VR Edition for PlayStation VR users on March 29. The new version incorporates all of the horror-tinged shots of 2004, but modernizes it with VR-compatible health metrics, refreshed textures, updated sounds, and the radical ability to use both a flashlight and gun at the same time.
The The VR upgrade also includes the Resurrection of evil and The lost mission extensions.
This is not the first Doom 3 VR port. Beef team published an unofficial Oculus Quest version a few weeks earlier. It’s safe to say that the PSVR game is more polished, although you also lose the unconnected gameplay that comes with playing on a Quest headset.
It might seem like an odd choice for a VR conversion. Doom 3 attracted a lot of attention when it was released, but its main selling point was its new real-time lighting technology. While that was nice, critics back then weren’t fans of slowness and addiction to jump alerts. If you expect relentless run-and-gun action from the start Loss newer games or titles like Eternal doom, you won’t get it. Of course, that beat might make it better for VR too – you might not feel as nauseous as you would speed through demon-infested rooms.