So, here’s a funny story. Apparently Id Software can’t beat their own game. Well, they can, just not on the highest difficulty setting.
The first DOOM game in over a decade is just a few weeks away and the hype train has well and truly left the station. While Nightmare mode is a vintage DOOM staple which is clear and present in this latest release, one of the new features coming with DOOM 4 is an Ultra-Nightmare mode.
And according to Marty Stratton, Executive Producer, and Hugo Martin, Creative Director at Id Software during a recent interview with IGN, nobody in the office has made it through to the end.
In Ultra-Nightmare mode, all deaths are final. Lose and you snooze. You’re starting back at the beginning. It sounds brutal, utterly savage, and will likely test the mettle of even the sturdiest of gamers.
Whether any of the external QA testers have managed this is unknown, but certainly none of the developers on the game can handle the pain and punishment that seems certain to come along with this latest installment of a legendary franchise.
You can find out for yourself if you have what it takes when DOOM 4 releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 13th.
Meanwhile you can watch this extended campaign trailer to whet your appetite.