Bethesda has kept Doom 4 under wraps for quite some time. In fact, the last time we even remember hearing of the sequel was when several screenshots leaked back in 2012. While the publisher mentioned the game wasn’t cancelled, it’s gone on to reference the title as Doom, leading many to speculate the project would be a reboot of the franchise. But that’s not the major news. Those who pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order will gain access to the beta for the remake/sequel. The announcement comes at the end of the new Wolfenstein trailer, which you can view below as well.
According to Bethesda, an insert including a key code and redemption instructions will be packaged inside a boxed copy of The New Order, opening the lane to register for the beta once it goes live. Regarding whether there will be an open beta, Bethesda stated the following:
“Timing and availability of future beta programs for Doom is to be determined. The only current way to ensure access is through pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order. We will be providing more information on additional beta tests, if any, at a later time… As a result, id refocused its efforts on a new version of Doom 4 that promises to meet the very high expectations everyone has for this game and this franchise. When we’re ready to talk about the Doom 4 id is making, we will let folks know.”
Wolfenstein: The New Order hits stores on May 23rd for the PS4, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. No word yet on when the Doom beta goes live.