Doom 3 Owners Getting Free Upgrade As Titles Merge Into A Bundle

Doom developers are attempting to remove confusion for new customers.

Doom games revolutionized the early FPS genre and jumpstarted the fast-paced, high-octane FPS action in the gaming industry. The original title pioneered the modern 3D FPS games and is still held in high regard. Moreover, the game also featured multiplayer and earlier iterations of mod support.

The Doom series features an angry protagonist who is bloodthirsty for demons, and his rage knows no bounds. The fan-favorite franchise has adapted well into the modern age and sold millions of copies. The series has inspired more than just games, spanning into novels, comic books, fan arts, and film adaptations.

The Doom Guy itself is widely popular and considered among the most badass video game characters. The sensation comes from his etched ability to hunt down demons like no other. The latest fast-paced gory experience, Doom Eternal, lived up to expectations, featuring memorable metal music and exhilarating gameplay.

The old Doom games are available on Steam and still in demand. However, getting into them for newcomers might not be the easiest. The games were divided into various versions in the past and now are being wholly simplified. The consolidation of games will make it easier to access them for newcomers.

Spanning across multiple decades, id Software’s library of work is as vast as it is full of amazing games,” states the blog post on Steam. Id Software announced in the blog post that elaborates how its roster of games is being simplified under particular titles from 10th August.

The full list of changes is shared below: 

  • Original “Ultimate Doom” will be changing its name to DOOM (1993); that’s it. 
  • DOOM II will include Final DOOM and Master Levels into one package. Each can be launched separately.
  • DOOM 3 will be combined into a package containing the original DOOM 3 plus the Resurrection of Evil expansion and DOOM 3: BFG Edition. The package allows each version to be installed separately.
  • Quake 2 is getting merged with its mission packs, The Reckoning and Ground Zero, as one install package.
  • Lastly, Quake III Arena and Quake III Team Arena will be combined into one package with separate installs.

Moreover, Players that already have DOOM 3 or DOOM 3: BFG Edition on Steam will get a free upgrade to the DOOM 3 consolidated package “with all three releases for free!” id Software is combining specific games into packages and bundles for “an improved shopping experience.” 

The bundles are being overhauled as well. The bundles mentioned in the blog post are as follows:

  • Doom Classic Bundle (DOOM (1993), DOOM II, DOOM 3, and DOOM 64)
  • DOOM Franchise Bundle (DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition, DOOM (2016), DOOM (1993), DOOM II, DOOM 3, and DOOM 64)
  • Quake Collection Bundle (Quake, Quake II, Quake III Arena, Quake Live, Quake 4)

Moreover, a lot of games are being delisted but will appear in the library for those who own them. Titles like Quake 2, 3 Arena, or 3 Team Arena’s demos on the Steam store are not available anymore. What are your thoughts regarding Id Software consolidating games? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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