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

April 5, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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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?

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Doom Beta Available With Wolfenstein

February 20, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


In case you didn’t see our announcement of the new trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order, let us tell you one of the most interesting pieces of information it provided—the next Doom game is on its way, and you can try out the beta if you preorder Wolfenstein.

You’ll be able to access the beta no matter which console you get Wolfenstein for, although we don’t know for sure which systems Doom is being developed for. For that matter, we don’t know very much about it at all, except that it is titled Doom, instead of Doom 4.

John Carmack, the co-creator of the Doom series has moved on from id Software, but this game has probably been in development long enough that he still had a significant role in its creation.

Are you excited for the next Doom game? Let us know your thoughts and hopes, and tell us if you plan to try out the beta.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Preorders Come with Doom Beta

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If you’ve been waiting for news on Wolfenstein: The New Order, you’ll be pleased to hear that release dates for the shooter have been announced at last. It will be released in North American on May 20, Australia on May 22, and Europe on May 23, for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Bethesda released a new trailer for the game, which showcases series protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz, along with other important heroes and villains. The New Order follows an alternate history in which the Nazis won World War II.

But the “BOOM BOOM” trailer does more than just highlight Blazkowicz’s grim struggle. It ends with the announcement that if you preorder The New Order, you will receive access to the beta for the next Doom game.

According to a product page that has surfaced, the preorders will include a key code players can redeem to enter the beta. We haven’t heard a lot about Doom 4, which has since been renamed just “Doom,” but with a beta just months away, we should hear more information soon.

Check out the trailer and tell us your thoughts on Wolfenstein and Doom.

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