a virtual reality version could soon be unveiled


The FPS game Doom Eternal may well be released in a new VR version this year. Indeed, the Australian Game Rating Council has rated a game that looks a lot like Doom Eternal VR.

The virtual reality game is currently named by its code name “Project 2021A”. We learn that its author is none other than iD Software, which made Doom Eternal, and Bethesda Softworks is mentioned as a publisher. In addition, the game would have received the R 18+ rating.

Doom Eternal -id Software / Bethesda Softworks
Doom Eternal – Crédit : id Software / Bethesda Softworks

Doom Eternal has long been anticipated by fans of the franchise. Indeed, the game was originally scheduled for release at the end of 2019, but was eventually pushed back to 2020.

Doom Eternal: soon a VR version?

The Australian Rating Council confirms that the game will feature both online and ‘high impact violence’ elements, hence its R 18+ rating. Id Software has been a major player in the gaming industry since its inception in 1991. The video game developer was behind popular franchises such as Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein, among others.

Doom Eternal is so popular that it was one of the first games that NVIDIA used to compare the GeForce RTX 3080 and 2080 Ti in 4K. Doom Eternal released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in March 2020 then on Nintendo Switch a few months later. The video game is even available on new generation consoles like the Xbox Series X and the PS5.

Microsoft’s takeover of Bethesda and therefore iD Software last year shouldn’t prevent a game like Doom Eternal from releasing on another platform, since we had learned that not all Bethesda games would ultimately be Microsoft exclusives.

At this point, no final release date has been confirmed. It would make sense for the company to offer a VR version of its very violent game. In 2016, the reboot of Doom had also received its own VR version a year after its launch. While waiting for Doom Eternal to release in VR, you can experience the game’s epic speedrun, completed in just 27 minutes.

Source : dsogaming



William Zimmer

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