DOOM will run at 60 frames per second and will be in 1080p on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, id Software has announced on the Bethesda blog.
idSoftware want DOOM to be the best looking game at 1080p at 60FPS on all platforms and are keen for gamers to experience what they’ve created, going as far as to wanting gamers to question how it can look so good and run so smooth at that resolution and framers-per-second.
The new DOOM game uses a brand new engine called idTech 6 which is the reason why the game will be able to achieve a steady 60FPS and 1080p across all platforms. Speaking on the Bethesda blog, Lead Project Programmer Billy Kan said, “We want players to wonder how DOOM and idTech 6 games can be so visually stunning at 60 frames-per-second at 1080p on all platforms, when other titles cannot even achieve a similar look at 30 frames-per-second, Our goal is to be the best-looking game at 1080p at 60fps.”
When the original DOOM released in the early 1990s, it was one of the first games to use 2.5D technology and was at the forefront of graphical advancements. Lots of first-person shooters that have been released since then, right up to the modern day have used gameplay mechanics which have been inspired from the original DOOM.
DOOM releases on May 13 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. If you pre-order a digital copy of DOOM on Xbox One, you’ll also receive copies of DOOM and DOOM 2 for Xbox One via backwards compatibility.