Doom Beta Requires Xbox Live Gold, Coming to X1/PS4/PC

Last Updated: April 5, 2014

Doom beta

Back when we first learned that preorders of Wolfenstein: The New Order would come with a beta for Doom, we believed the beta would be available for all consoles that Wolfenstein was available for, regardless of which the game would eventually come out on.

However, a new FAQ says very clearly that the beta “will only be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.” If you preorder the Xbox 360 version of Wolfenstein, you will get access to the Xbox One version of the Doom beta. If you preorder the PS3 version, you’ll get access to the PS4 version of the beta.

This is a disappointment for fans who have yet to get the next generation of consoles, and it may be a sign that Doom will not appear on the PS3 and Xbox 360, although Bethesda has been careful to not say that. We wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the case, however.

Additionally, the FAQ reveals that Xbox One players will need to have Gold to play the Doom beta, although PS4 players will not need PS+.

Are you planning to give it a try?