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Doom 3 gets a PS VR refresh; will arrive on March 29 as Doom 3 VR Edition

Doom 3 is coming to PS VR soon
Doom 3 is coming to PS VR soon (image via Sony)
Bethesda and id Software have ported Doom 3 to the PS VR. The game will feature newer textures, VR friendly combat/movement, and include The Lost Mission and Resurrection of Evil campaigns. Doom 3 VR Edition will be available for purchase starting March 29.

Most hardcore Doom fans will agree that Doom 3 was not id Software's best work. With Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal setting an entirely new precedent for Doom games, Doom 3 looks even worse in the current year. However, Bethesda wants to bring it to PS VR for some reason. It is called Doom 3: VR Edition and will be launched on March 29 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Doom 3: VR Edition comes with all the additional content that was released for Doom 3. This includes the Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission add-ons. A cursory glance at its trailer reveals that a lot of textures have received a fresh coat of paint. Similarly, a lot of gameplay elements such as the health bar have been redesigned for a more VR-friendly environment. Since this is Doom 3 we're looking at, the ability to wield a weapon and a flashlight together would be great, for starters.

We can expect the combat to be scaled down a bit too. To that effect, Bethesda has added s a 180-degree quick turn functionality to Doom 3 VR Edition too. The turn rate in VR titles are less than ideal and a good chunk of Doom 3 is spent fighting demons that spawn behind you via a series of cliche jump scares. One can only hope that they feel scarier in VR than they did in the original game.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2021-03- 3 (Update: 2021-03- 3)