'Doom 4' will incorporate Oculus Rift VR tech

Doom 4 will receive the same virtual reality treatment given to Doom 3: BFG Edition by id Software innovator John Carmack, who revealed his plans during a QuakeCon 2012 interview.

Doom 4 will receive the same virtual reality treatment given to Doom 3: BFG Edition by id Software innovator John Carmack, who revealed his plans during a QuakeCon 2012 interview.

Carmack has created a version of Doom 3: BFG Edition which utilizes the Oculus Rift, the VR display technology that's raised over $1 million on Kickstarter. Carmack has been an outspoken supporter of the hardware since endorsing the technology at E3 2012. He plans on incorporating what he's learned from his adapted Doom 3 software, and adding that functionality into the elusive Doom 4.

"I'm excited for once Doom 3 ships, and gets out there, I'll put all this stuff into the Doom 4 platform, which will be nice to take our current top-of-the-line stuff and have that in virtual reality," Carmack explained. "I'm looking forward to doing that.

"It's going to be a fully supported feature on there, because I think I could justify — based on the response that we got from our 8-year-old re-release title on here, when we finally do end up giving demos on Doom 4, we're gonna say, 'Okay, here's all this great stuff, run through all this stuff,' everybody has a great time, and then at the end you can play it in virtual reality, and that'll just put the stamp on everything. So I think I have good justification for my continued involvement in it."

Assembled Oculus Rift units can be reserved on the project's Kickstarter page for a $300 donation.

More from Polygon

Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

  • Hearthstone - Military Quarter gameplay video

  • Elite: Dangerous Overview video

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker