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DOOM 3 BFG Edition: No PC DOOM/DOOM II Multiplayer

The Bethesda Softworks Forums offer a DOOM 3 BFG Edition FAQ with more on the upcoming first-person shooter bundle (thanks Badboy). While this will include multiplayer support for all three DOOM games on consoles, PC gamers will not be given the chance to relive classic DOOM and DOOM II multiplayer:

What multiplayer is included for DOOM 3 BFG Edition?
ONLINE multiplayer for Xbox 360 and PS3:

    DOOM: 2-4 players per map
    DOOM II: 2-4 players per map
    DOOM 3 and Resurrection of Evil: 2-4 players per map
    Lost Mission: N/A
OFFLINE multiplayer for Xbox 360 and PS3:
    DOOM: 2-4 players per map
    DOOM II: 2-4 players per map
    DOOM 3 and Resurrection of Evil: N/A
    Lost Mission: N/A
PC Multiplayer
    On PC online Multiplayer for DOOM 3 and Resurrection of Evil is 2-8 players.
    On PC there is no multiplayer options for Doom and Doom II.

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16. There's no need for this game on the PC at all. Sep 5, 2012, 13:03 hb3d
 
Not only is there no need for multiplayer, but there is no need for this re-release on the PC at all.

All of these games have open source code on the PC. All of these games also have well-established modding communities.

All of these games can also still be purchased on the PC inexpensively through digital distribution and are easily available through piracy too if that's your thing. So, if you game on the PC you should either already have these games or can get them easily.

So, what the hell could this slapped-together cash-in for game consoles offer to PC users that the original games and their modding communities don't already provide besides the chance to give more money to the suits at Bethesda for games you already own?

deqer wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 12:14:
Some people may not even care about any of the extra features the custom engines have to offer anyways. People just like to click Connect and start playing online, with their stock installation of Doom.
You just defined a console gamer. If that's one's attitude, buy a game console and leave the "heavy lifting" and all of the benefits that come with it to PC gamers. PC gaming should not be dumbed down to accomodate those people.

This comment was edited on Sep 5, 2012, 13:22.
 
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