Doom 3: VR Edition is coming to PSVR this month

The first announcement in a surprise PSVR Spotlight event, Doom 3: VR Edition will be coming to PlayStation VR this month on 29th March. The game will be playable via PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 with backward compatibility, and have support for the Aim Controller.

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This is a remake of the classic Doom 3 and its two expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, bending all of this to the nature of PlayStation VR. You’ll be able to peer around corners, line up shot with a flashlight mounted onto your weapons, and you’ll have a 180º quick turn function to catch demons behind you. You’ll probably need it given Doom 3’s notorious use of jump scares.

Doom 3: VR Edition has been revamped to better suit being able to get up close and personal with the world, so weapons have been covered with new textures, there’s new shaders and also revised sound effects.

It will be interesting stacking this experience up alongside Doom VFR, which was a VR spinoff based on the 2016 Doom reboot. In our review of Doom VFR, Dave said:

As a VR experience designed from the ground up for the technology, Doom VFR is probably the best example of this to date. There are some improvements to be made with the movement, but it is otherwise a fantastic bit of the ol’ ultra violence that shouldn’t be missed. Bethesda have definitely shown they understand the potential of VR, so hopefully we’ll see more dedicated VR experiences in the future.

Sony are making a string of new PSVR announcements today, but the biggest VR announcement came last week when they confirmed that a PlayStation VR 2 headset was in development. It won’t be released any time in 2021, but VR fans have a whole new PS5-powered era of VR ahead of them.

Source: PS Blog

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