Doom Won't Have Campaign Co-op, Developers Aiming For 1080p And 60fps

By Mike Sousa on July 27, 2015, 3:39PM EDT
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During QuakeCon 2015, id Software revealed new details about the upcoming Doom title. DOOM's executive producer Marty Stratton has told PCGamer that the game's campaign will be playable exclusively in single-player, which means that it won't feature an co-op option.

However, if players really want to play in co-op with their friends, Stratton instead pointed towards SnapMap as an alternative. Being one of the game's main features, SnapMap will allow players to create maps, levels and custom game modes, which can be played in both competitive and co-op. Players can even go as far as creating campaign-like playlists.

"You wouldn't necessarily carry weapons from one level to the next. The author could set it up knowing you have this set of weapons as you go into this next component. It's little bit more like a playlist. This is probably something we'll think about for future iterations," said Stratton.

In addition, id Software is shooting to deliver the best-looking game out there at 60fps and 1080p. The developer has always managed to do a wonderful job in terms of graphical presentation, and by the looks of it, Doom won't be an exception.

"When you're developing, you make thousands of decisions that have an impact on performance or visual fidelity. We've always been at the forefront of saying we want our games to run as fast as possible at the highest resolution possible," Stratton told Gamespot.

"So for us, that goal is 1080p and 60 FPS. Along with that goal, the mantra of our technology team is that we want to be the best-looking game out there at 60 FPS and 1080p. So you draw that line in the sand."

"If you do your best to give [consumers] a very consistent experience and a very high-quality experience, which for us is a fast, fluid 60 FPS, I think that's the most important thing.It's when you cut corners and you end up with a game that doesn't feel that good, and it's slow, and it's just a hodgepodge of a lack of focus throughout, that's when things start going awry. I think we'll hit all of our goals."

Doom releases in 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: PC Gamer

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