Fans of id Software’s Doom franchise will be pleased to learn that the company has officially announced the Doom 3 BFG Edition. What this will contain is a remastered version of Doom 3 will be headed onto the PlayStation 3, making this the first Doom game to be released on the PlayStation 3 platform, along with the Xbox 360 and the PC. The remastered version is expected to feature a Resurrection of Evil add-on pack along with additional content in the form of seven new levels which will be part of “The Lost Mission”, along with Doom 2 and the original Doom.

The game is expected to feature support for head mounted displays, 3D televisions and 5.1 surround sound systems. It will also include achievements, trophies, improved rendering and lighting and a new checkpoint save system. According to id Software’s technical director, John Carmack:

“Doom 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release. Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls. New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”

No release date was given but the Doom 3 BFG Edition is set for a release sometime later this year. Until then you can check out the debut trailer in the video above.

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