Doom 3 BFG Edition won’t include multiplayer for original Doom and Doom 2 on PC


Time to boo, hiss, toss balls of flame or discharge shotguns irresponsibly: if you were hoping the release of Doom 3 BFG – which comes packaged with Dooms 1 and 2 – might bring a momentary spike in concurrent players to those old games online, you’d better start hoping for something different. No hope here.

A new BFG Edition FAQ from Bethesda reveals that while our console brethren will get to play Doom and Doom 2 with 2-4 players, we’re stuck with something closer to 0-0. And we’re not privy to the whys and wherefores of that, either.

Good news of sorts is that multiplayer for Doom 3 and sole expansion Resurrection of Evil is to be supported on PC, if you’re the type who likes to document dated deathmatch experiences for posterity.

If you are, you’ll definitely want to be reading about our Paul’s encounter with the Quake 4 server at the end of the universe.

Were you looking forward to strafing horizontally around Mars bases in the near future?