Sony officially revealed Doom 3: VR Edition is coming to PlayStation VR on March 29. The classic action-horror title is the first in their string of PS VR game announcements for March 3, 2021. The game will be available on the PlayStation 4 and subsequently on the PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.
Originally released in 2004 for Microsoft Windows, Doom 3 was expanded and ported for several different systems over the years. With its most recent remastered editions ported to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019, Doom 3: VR Edition takes this classic horror game and brings it to 2021 in a new virtual reality setting. This release will include its two expansion packs, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission and will feature updated controls for an enhanced VR experience.
Players will take on the role of the Doom Marine, who must survive the threat of demons and undead beings in a besieged UAC facility. Armed with a slew of weaponry, including those of otherworldly nature, the player character must fight their way to safety through the deadly expanses.
Doom 3 will appropriately utilizes the PS VR Aim controllers for gameplay. Players can utilize the motion controls to angle their shots and peek around corners to inspect the environment. The VR capabilities will also allow players to make 180 degree turns to face immediate threats surrounding them. In addition to these features, players will have a wrist-mounted apparatus that allows them to check their health, armor and ammo status. Doom 3: VR Edition will also further augment the VR experience through allowing players to use flashlights with their weapons, as well as the allotment of a slew of updated weapon textures and sound effects for greater sensory engagement.
Doom 3: VR is set to launch for PlayStation VR on March 29, 2021.