May 13th, 2016.
Mark that date on your calendars, folks. That’s the day the new Doom arrives, and you’re going to want to have your trigger fingers properly limbered up before then. You may also want to grab a shotgun so you can practice that twirly, one-handed reload maneuver from Terminator 2, because that’s just a generally useful life skill to have.
Doom will hit everywhere at once with a worldwide release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, ensuring no one will have to wait to take on its “avalanche of demons.” And if you’re still on the fence about it, a public beta will kick off prior to the official launch so you can give it a test drive first.
Bethesda shed some light on the game’s pre-order incentives, if you’re still paying for those. All pre-orders will come with a half dozen consumable “Hack Modules,” to give you an edge in the multiplayer, and the Demon Multiplayer Pack. That includes three variations of a set of demon armor, six paint colors, and three id Software patterns for you to slap on your gear.
The Doom $120 collector’s edition comes with a limited edition metal game case and a 12″ Revenant statue designed by TriForce that comes perched atop an LED-lit base, since everyone needs a flying demon with dual rocket launchers on their desk. Did that sound sarcastic? It wasn’t. Everyone really does need one of those at the office. Or at least I do.