Sight-seeing tour of DOOM’s launch maps

doom box artBethesda and id software have released a new trailer for DOOM, ahead of the closed beta later this month. The trailer takes us on a walk through the maps which will be available in the full game when it launches on May 13th.

DOOM will include 9 maps at launch, and they include such uninspired titles like Helix, Disposal, Chasm, and Sacriligious. Bear in mind, that DOOM will also include a feature which allows players to create and share their own map creations within the game’s community. Hopefully this will be made possible cross-platform, letting PC players download PlayStation maps, and Xbox players downloading PlayStation made maps etc. Still, if everyone who plays the game is to make one map, imagine the variety!

Here’s a full list of the maps with a quick description by id Software. Some maps will include teleporters, and it is noted that weapons fire can not travel through them. That’s comforting. You’ll die over and over again by other means instead!

  • Excavation: A modest-sized UAC mining outpost. Watch out for the rock grinder.
  • Infernal: A mid-sized Hell map with both interior and exterior elements. Lots of platforms and chasms, along with teleporters.
  • Chasm: This massive map takes you deep below the polar ice caps of Mars. A great place to play Freeze Tag.
  • Disposal: This smaller map is the main waste processing facility for the UAC research and residential complexes. Unsurprisingly, it’s full of radioactive slime.
  • Helix: This is where they experiment on demons and develop advanced weaponry. Which, naturally, makes it perfect for a quick round of Clan Arena.
  • Perdition: Disjointed and sadistic, this ancient arena is populated by the agonized moans of unfortunate souls who have suffered within its realm.
  • Sacrilegious: Set within a fracture of Hell, this map offers clear lines of sight. Move fast… or die faster.
  • Heatwave: An industrial UAC facility with glistening halls that will soon be slicked with human (and demon) blood.
  • Beneath: Before being beamed to Earth, the energies of Hell are harnessed in this symmetrical and cavernous location.

[Source: Youtube]

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