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Set to debut this year, the latest DOOM reprise is making a bid to conquer consoles by bringing the excessively gory first-person shooter back to our screens. Bethesda Softworks, the gaming company behind Fallout and Dishonoured, debuted the latest iteration of the iconic Doom series at the E3 Electronic Entertainment expo this weekend.

During the presentation, the audience were treated to a first look at both single and multiplayer game modes as well as a new in-built feature called ‘Snapmap’, which gives users the ability to craft their own maps and game modes and then share them with friends. The companies focus on facilitating more user participation will ultimately result in a constant stream of fresh content for the gaming community and make for endless hours of binge gaming.

While new features will undoubtedly enhance the overall user-experience, the company emphasised that DOOM is built on it’s foundation of heavy combat and still focuses on demons, ‘big effing guns’, and moving really fast. The question is, will the DOOM franchise be able to successfully translate to a newgeneration of gamers and compete with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty or will it fall victim to the hype? We remember last time the franchise was rebooted, it was kind of a novelty that tired out after the first few levels. Hopefully with Bethesda at the helm, they’ll find a way to breathe new life into the 22-year-old franchise. Time will tell.

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