As I’m sure that most of our gamer readers know, there is a reboot of the Doom series in the works. After many years of absence from the market, id Software announced that it will be revitalizing the series with a new Doom game. Stylized DOOM, the game is set to come out in the second quarter of 2016, but some of the most loyal fans can participate in the DOOM closed alpha starting today.
- The first Doom game was conceived as a version of Aliens meets Evil Dead II
- Only 15 people worked on the classic game
- Before the term FPS became a thing, people were referring to shooters as ‘Doom Clones’
- The main character remained unnamed until the first Doom novel came out (yes, Doom novels are a thing)
- The game was almost called ‘Attack of the Attackers’, but the name was thought to be too silly
The first closed alpha for the fourth installment in the series took place in October, and only a select few were able to participate. This time around, however, more people will be able to try the still in production game, only if they preordered Wolfenstein: The New Order.
The closed alpha will begin today, December 3rd, at 7 PM PST/10 PM EST, and will last until Sunday, December 6 at 8:59 PM PST/11:59 PM EST. That means that if you hurry up and get home early tonight, you can spend the whole weekend playing a very glitchy version of the game with strangers on the internet. Fun, right?
For those who own a digital copy of the game, things will be easier, since they will receive an alpha code if they registered when they got W:TNO. For the other users, some guides have been provided by the game’s producers, like this one and this one.
What the game offers is currently very limited, with only one game mode – 12 player deathmatch, one map and seven weapons available, however that is very good as it comes to alpha play-tests. Usually, when a game is in alpha, only the minimum amount of things is required to actually work. So, for an alpha version of the game, DOOM does have its sh-stuff together.
You will most likely be forced to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) before playing the game, preventing you from telling anyone what your experience was, however that didn’t stop people from leaking a gameplay video after the previous alpha test.
You can watch the multiplayer presentation below.
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