In a surprising but definitely not unpleasant move, id Software will be re-releasing Doom 3 later this year as a BFG Edition; containing extra content, improved graphics, 5.1 surround sound, achievements/trophies and 3D support. PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 players will have another opportunity to try out the atmospheric corridor shooter as a definitive version... packaged with the original Doom games.
On top of the original game, The Doom 3: BFG Edition includes the Resurrection Of Evil expansion pack and an entirely new 7-level campaign entitled The Lost Mission. All content has been treated to a visual overhaul (improved rendering and lighting), 5.1 surround sound and 3D functionality (for all versions), and trophy/achievement support for consoles. Brilliantly, it will also contain Doom 1 and 2, essentially making the box set a 'Doom Complete Pack.'
“DOOM 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said id Software legend John Carmack. “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.”
Doom 4, which is apparently still in development despite numerous rumours to the contrary, still hasn't got anything resembling a release date. Until then, I guess we can use the BFG Edition to tide us over.