Doom multiplayer isn't being designed with eSports in mind

Are you looking forward to Doom multiplayer?

Published Mon, Jul 27 2015 7:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

id Software understands the importance of eSports in 2015, but said Doom isn't being designed specifically to become the next big eSports platform.

Doom multiplayer isn't being designed with eSports in mind | TweakTown.com

Just creating the multiplayer mode is a priority, and id Software will go back and analyze eSports potential after Doom has been released. Of course, id is familiar with multiplayer success, especially with Quake 3 and Quake 4, which were popular among professional gamers and players at LAN parties.

"We're not developing [Doom] specifically with how we address eSports. There's tons of moments, even just watching the [multiplayer matches] at Quakecon, where there's very eSports moments in it," said Marty Stratton, developer at id Software, in a statement to GameSpot. "It really just illustrates how eSports can be born out of that. But we're really [working on] how we entertain millions of people on their couches everyday. So that's really been our focus."

Doom is expected to launch during Q1 or Q2 of 2016, and will be available for the PC, Microsoft Xbox One, and Sony PlayStation 4. Are you excited?

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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