Doom 3: BFG Edition will include “original mode”

Doom 3: BFG Edition is bringing plenty of new features to the classic game including 3D display support, Achievements/Trophies, an “always-on” flashlight, and many more. But gamers looking to replay the game as it was originally back in 2004 will also get their chance, thanks to the aptly named “Original Mode.”

The game’s producer, Eric Webb, let this awesome news slip during an interview with the PlayStation Blog:

PlayStation Blog: How do you balance staying true to the original game with making improvements?

Eric Webb: Your first inclination is to make big sweeping changes because it’s something that you’ve looked at for a long time, so it doesn’t feel fresh anymore. We’ve really focused on keeping the core experience there. From talking to people on the show floor, a lot of them weren’t too happy with the idea of the flashlight as something separate. So integrating the flashlight into your main weapon seemed like a no-brainer, yet even then we still had people say they wanted to play the original way.

Another piece of feedback we had was that the game was too dark, so we’ve lit it some more here and there and tried to lead the player’s eye a little more. So there’ll be two modes – the original, unchanged version of Doom 3 and the updated one.

Doom 3: BFG Edition will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 16.

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