Doom Is Back – First Look At Single-Player & Multiplayer Gameplay, Doom Snapmap Revealed

Could Bethesda Game Studios’ media briefing at E3 2015 have kicked off any better? Leave it to an explosive first look at Doom to get long-time first-person shooter fans pumped for the return of the genre’s most iconic franchise.

On stage, id Software introduced the rebooted shooter, built on the id Tech 6 engine with a focus on ‘bad-ass demons, big effing guns, and really, really fast movement’ in 1080p and 60 frames per second. In the game’s single player campaign, players gear up on a UAC research facility on Mars with one objective: kill demons.

Here’s a look at two gameplay videos from the game’s story mode, highlighting classic FPS elements returning to the genre, including pick-ups, big guns, and lots of gore, as well as new mechanics like the double-jump, clamber ability, and finishing moves.

Fast-paced, arena-style multiplayer is back with vertical movement and unique power-ups. Arenas range from locations in UAC facilities to the depths of hell and players will have access to modes like Domination, Freeze Tag, and Clan Arena. A quick multiplayer demo was provided, though no mention of Doom’s Multiplayer Beta was made.

A new cross-platform feature called Doom Snapmap, powered by BethesdaNet, brings player-created experiences to life, including custom maps and modes with mod-able game logic. On stage, a co-op mode, a mode that allows players to earn credits by killing demons, and four-player deathmatch were presented as examples. Creations can be shared with the press of a button.

What’d you think of the reveal? Happy to know Doom is coming back?

Doom is out Spring 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.




  • MegaMan3k

    Snap map looks neat. Mp looks neat. Wasn’t quite feeling the sp. Animations look good, but it doesn’t really look fun to me.

    • Azza

      Care to elaborate on why you don’t think it’s fun? I’m interested to know.

      • MegaMan3k

        The enemies didn’t feel engaging or threatening. The first demo was just running in circles around the same location. The second demo was just standing in the center of an arena and shooting spawning enemies.

        I think that the game could use a score system or something to keep it engaging.

        • jj16802

          So far I’m getting a similar feeling I got when I first saw Wolfenstein TNO gameplay. I’m hoping it will turn out like a surprise hit as well.

        • Azza

          Yeah I see your point. I’m hoping that the lower type enemies are like so and the bigger ones like shown at the end of the 4 minute gameplay are somthing you have to be prepared for as they might insta kill you. Surely not all of them will be like this. But I suppose they have a while yet to make all sorts of additions in that regard. So we will just have to wait and see. Like always 😛

  • Barry Harden

    “Doom is out Spring 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PC.”

    Yeah why do I see that omission of PS4 as a dig?

    • http://mp1st.com/ David Veselka

      Nope. Just a slip of the finger. It’s fixed.

      • BL4QKB0X

        Ignore the dolt who lacks common sense and believes you personally hate his one and only beloved

        • Barry Harden

          Awww why U mad bro?

          I bring it up since this site has an unusually larger amount of news articles covering Xbox related items.
          No need to get your panties in a bunch.

          • Asylum Saint

            Bitching is a common occurence with you so thats why the comment was made. You know this because people have been calling you out on it. Just relax and have fun brother, we are all gamers here.

            • Barry Harden

              Like I said before, I’m smacking down any ridiculous comment from Xbot fanboys including you. Just relax and take the hits.

            • Asylum Saint

              See once again there you go making assumptions and being silly. I never said anything about Xbox in this post or that last post where you accused me of the same thing. When multiple people are saying the same thing about you then its time to get a clue.

            • Barry Harden

              I disregard things written from fanboys. They hold no weight whatsoever. More for entertainment value.
              At the end of the day I have my opinion on things and you have yours. You can choose not to read them yet you keep coming back for more.

              What does that say about you? :)

            • Asylum Saint

              That literally made no sense. Like the dwarves of Moria, you have dug too deep. You have been exposed. Condolences.

          • BL4QKB0X

            Why would I be mad? To be mad is to be mentally ill, akin to insanity.

            You must mean “Awww why U angry bro?” And even then I’ll rephrase my question, why would I be angry? I’ve been waiting on this game for ages, I’m super excited!

            • Barry Harden

              Sorry you’re confusing me.

  • Aria68

    Beautiful, hope it stays that way! Gameplay wise i’m happy :)

  • Puppet Master

    IMO Bethesda just won E3 & i’m not a bethesda fan.

    P.S. Also talking about Fallout 4 & Dishonored

    • Azza

      Yes it very much seems like it. It’s very hard to top or get close to the amount of content they revealed especially with fallout. Also the fact game is coming out this year. TBH, I think the expectation is now set to high and the enjoyment factor potentially just got lower for the others. Lol

      Quite possibly the only thing that will top what Bethesda revealed will be if valve announced HL3 with a release date of this year. Although if they just announced it, I think that will be plenty.

      Can’t wait 😀

      • spartanelite

        But Half life sucks ass :l

        • Peter

          ……….SSSIIIIGGGHHH

          • spartanelite

            It really dose I bought it because everyone said it was amazing and all this other stuff but I was just mehhh :L

            • Peter

              yeah I mean I feel the same way about Halo, I mean everyone said it was this great game and I played it for like 4 years and was like meh

        • jj16802

          That’s because you didn’t play it when it first came out.

          • spartanelite

            Well point taken maybe bavk then they would of been better

        • Azza

          Tell me, you say it ass, but don’t address why.
          Also exactly which half life did you play?

          • spartanelite

            Half life and half life 2 episode 2

            • Azza

              So you have not actually played half life 2. Only hl1 and episode 2?

  • Trevor Squires

    Never played Doom before, but I must say the gore and action are really intriguing me. Multiplayer looks loads of fun too reminds me of Quake 3.

    • jj16802

      You should check out Doom 3, it’s really an amazing game and still holds up well today.

  • Puppet Master

    So CoD does the whole boost thing and it’s booooo! DooM does it and it’s YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH BUDDY.

    FYI I’m getting doom. Just love the double standards people have on here.

    • spartanelite

      Pretty much but people will find a way to bitch at Cod for anything for some reason 😛

    • SangheiliSpecOp

      But CoD is CoD, and Doom is Doom, so yeah!

    • J4K5

      Throw a stick and your bound to hit a hard done-by CoD player..

  • thebulky1cometh

    This is a serious question, not a rhetorical dig:

    Did they purposefully make it seem like you are “floating” around the map as some sort of nod to the original? As I watched the solo footage, I just kept noticing that there was no gun sway, no feeling of movement from the character. It was like the original – a floating gun.

    Also, no aiming-down-the-sights in the solo, but maybe some in multiplayer?

    • http://mp1st.com/ David Veselka

      That struck me as well. I’m inclined to believe it was intentional. It’s hard to make a modern game feel like a “classic arena shooter” with realistic player movement. Either way, I kinda dig it.

    • Trev Towers

      Yes, exactly. The original DooM was like that. It looks to be a very serious throwback. Not sure how well that is going to work out for the game.

  • Sandra

    ———- that’s a full enjoy with mp1st ^^–^^ _________ Continue Reading

  • Nimrod Zar

    This is even more generic than any cod

  • KennyKyle

    im so excited !!

  • J4K5

    If they just added Megadeath tracks it would be my game for life…..

    ….or till the the next big thing.

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