DOOM open beta and season pass announced
Popular FPS franchise “DOOM” had a lot of announcements ready for fans this morning. The developers announced an open-beta that will take place later this month, as well as detailed the upcoming DLC that will be released for the game.
The “DOOM” Open Beta will be available from April 15th through April 18th. The publisher explained, “This Open Beta will not require a code and players will simply be able to logon to the platform of their choice and download to access Team Deathmatch and Warpath on the Heatwave and Infernal maps.”
The open-beta will allow players to test out the new game before it launches on May 13, 2016. DOOM is already available as a pre-order on popular sites like Amazon, the game will be made available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
In today’s the announcement the developers talked about user-generated content, game modes and design. The company stated:
“We know the DOOM community has always been about great user-generated content, and that’s something we want to continue to encourage with SnapMap, an innovative new component of DOOM designed to make creating, sharing and playing new game experiences fast and easy. On top of being able to access and play new modes and maps created by fellow gamers, id plans to offer content updates for SnapMap, including map modules; props and objects; additional features and functionality; AI enhancements; editing tool enhancements and more. Multiplayer will also receive content updates in the form of new game modes. Both of these SnapMap and multiplayer updates will be free to use and play.”
As for future content, the game will offer three premium multiplayer DLC packs after the initial launch. This new content will give players a number of new maps, hack modules, playable demons, weapons and other content. The first DLC will be available this summer and give you access to three new maps, a new weapon, a new playable demon, a new armor set, a new piece of equipment, a hack modules and other taunts, as well as new customization colours and patterns.
The company explained that each new DLC pack will cost $14.99 if purchased separately. Players can get them all at a discount with the Season Pass for $39.99.