With all the news bunny-hopping out of Quakecon, this one seems to have slipped under our radar so far. Along with a definitive announcement for when the Doom beta will be taking place and letting folks at the show play it, Bethesda have launched their own website for not only Doom, but all their games and services.
Bethesda.net, as it’s both called and located, will be the hub for all officially produced content about Bethesda’s various titles – most notably Fallout 4 and Doom – for the forseeable future. At the moment it’s lacking in totally new content, most of it being recycled from E3, but having it all in one place is useful.
This post sums up what the service will be used for. Essentially it’s a combination of the previously more distributed blogs for various games, a fan forum and in-game support network. It’s what servers will be hosted on and is already being used for The Elder Scrolls Online. It’s particularly central to the sharing features of Doom’s SnapMap level editor and scenario creator add-on.
They’ve also shipped us a batch of new Doom screenshots showing off various gribbly monsters and blood-spattered hallways. Some of it’s a bit dark-‘n’-Doom 3 for my liking, but see what you think here.