The long-running “Doom” series is getting a brand new entry in “Doom VFR,” a new virtual reality game for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR headsets.
The new game is being developed by id Software, the development studio originally responsible for the “Doom” franchise. It’s not a departure from the “Doom” series in any way, it seems, as the trailer features an all-star cast of the franchise’s greatest hits.
Notoriously, “Doom 3” was an early prototype game used for early models of the Oculus Rift headset. The creator of “Doom,” John Carmack, famously went on to leave the studio he founded (id Software) to become CTO of Oculus VR. He remains in that job even after Facebook purchased the company in 2014. Carmack is also the central character of a high-profile lawsuit between Facebook and ZeniMax Media, the owner of id Software and his former employer. Mark Zuckerberg even had to testify in the case.
The game is planned for release at some point this year on both PC and PlayStation 4. In the meantime, there’s a trailer to get an idea for what it looks like to play something as crazy as “Doom” in virtual reality.