Last year, Bethesda and id Software surprised us all by revealing that the original DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 were being re-released on home consoles and mobile devices. While the news itself was exciting, there were issues with the first two DOOM titles that fans couldn't overlook.
DOOM and DOOM II experience several issues with the sound, which made all of the headbanging tunes in the game sound slower than in the original versions. On top of this, the games required players to create and log in to a Bethesda.net account, which particularly affected Nintendo Switch players who didn't have access to an internet connection when playing on the go.
The good news was that Bethesda and id Software took immediate action and began working on an update that would patch all of those annoying issuses that stunted the experience for players; in under a month, all of these issues had been fixed, and players could finally enjoy DOOM and DOOM II like they're meant to.
Since the release, the develoeprs have kept relesing updates in order to make the experience even better for players, but the latest update is one that not only no one saw coming, but one that long-time fans of the series had been waiting for for over 2 decades.
Bethesda and id Software have just released an update for DOOM and DOOM II, which has added widescreen support for the first time ever in an official port. Now, players will be able to play these classics in 16:9 without letterboxing. Field of view has also been increased in order to give players a better image on the sides of the screen without having to chop off the top and bottom halves of it.
This update for DOOM and DOOM II should be downloaded automatically once players boot up the game, and it doesn't only add widescreen support, as there are other fixes there that will keep enhancing the exerience.
For instance, gyro aiming has been added to the game by default on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, allowing players to move the controller left or right for more precision when aiming. Bethesda does specify that PC players who want to use gyro aim need a DualShock controller, as other controllers will not work.
If you want to know more about this new update for DOOM and DOOM II, the full list of patch notes can be found on Bethesda's official website, which you can visit by clicking right here.
Play the games that started it all: DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 are available now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4! DOOM and DOOM II are also now available on iOS and Android!
DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 are currently available for the PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.