'Doom' is getting a VR game

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. 

Doom VFRBethesda SoftworksYou can tell it’s ‘Doom’ because there’s a skeleton with a jetpack screaming.

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, only as an employee of Facebook due to Facebook buying Oculus VR. He’s also the central character of a high-profile lawsuit between ZeniMax Media  — the owner of id Software and Carmack’s former employer — and Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg even had to testify in the case.

Doom VFRBethesda SoftworksYou can use motion controls for play ‘Doom VFR.’

The game is planned for release at some point this year on both PC and PlayStation 4. In th meantime, there’s a trailer to get an idea for what it looks like to play something as crazy as “Doom” in virtual reality.

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