Doom 3: VR Edition Heading To PSVR Later This Month

Doom 3: VR Edition Heading To PSVR Later This Month

A VR port of id Software's terrifying FPS classic DOOM3 is heading to PSVR later this month.

The classic (and grotesquely gory) first-person shooter brought the DOOM franchise closer than ever before to scaring your socks off.

"Face your nightmares in DOOM3: VR Edition for PS VR," the PlayStation Blog announcing the re-release of this absolute classic states.

Yeah, you can say that again.

The VR Edition comes ready-to-go with exclusive features to enhance your virtual reality experience. These include: the ability to peer around corners, angling your shots with flashlight-mounted weapons (operated using motion controls), and 180-degree quick-turn functionality to catch demons sneaking up from behind.

Not only that, DOOM3: VR Edition also debuts an "immersive wrist-mounted display to track your health, armour and ammo". With any other game this would be the best news ever, but given how absolutely terrifying I remember DOOM3 being - and keep in mind this was before it was in virtual reality - I'm not so convinced.

DOOM3: VR Edition will also feature the core game and both its expansions: Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, both of which have also been "retooled for PS VR technology." You're not getting off lightly:

Uncover the secrets of the UAC’s unholy experiments, encounter uncanny monstrosities in claustrophobic environments, and wield an arsenal of iconic (and even otherworldly) weaponry with new textures, shaders and sound effects as you survive against the forces of Hell across over 15 hours of heart-stopping action.

DOOM3: VR Edition will arrive on March the 29th for PlayStation 4 and is, thankfully, backwards compatible for PlayStation 5. That means that no matter what console you've decided to keep for your PS VR favourites, you have literally no excuse to go pick this one up.

That is, you know, unless you're scared.

Doom 3: VR Edition Heading To PSVR Later This Month: a VR port of id Softwork's terrifying FPS classic DOOM3 is heading to PSVR later this month.
Oh, hey! It's my sleep paralysis demon! (Credit: id)

Just in time, too. It's just been a few months since the Wolfenstein 3D patch was released for the QuestZDoom SideQuest game launcher. This "fan recreation" of id's 1992 FPS classic is out now, exclusively on Oculus Quest.

And if you want a bit of news that doesn't involve death, hell, monsters, Nazis, etc.; you may be interest to learn that the Oculus Quest 2 has been crowned the most popular headset on SteamVR.

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