Bethesda, owner of id Software, has announced they will be releasing a compilation of the Doom series to this date for Xbox 360 and PS3. They are calling it Doom 3 BFG Edition. UPDATED.
Update @ 17.15:
Some more information and clarifications come from the press release. The package will also include a new campaign covering seven levels for Doom3 collectively called ‘The Lost Mission’.
The original release drew much discussion, criticism and jokes for the flashlight being a separate weapon – and so you either spent much of the game in darkness or able to shoot, not both. This will be changed for a armour-mounted light which, together with restructured auto-save points, should drastically change gameplay in the early- and mid-game.
Technical improvements include support for 3D TVs and monitors, smoother frame rates and 5.1 surround sound. Achievements and trophies are also to feature.
The Doom 3 content has apparently been remastered – which seems to mean graphically fiddled with for better looks and performance, rather than any redesign to the game experience itself. See for yourself in the trailer below.
Doom 3 and it’s expansion pack Resurrection of Evil were originally released for PC then later on the original Xbox, but this is the first time any Doom has been seen on a Sony console since the first game landed on the dear old PS1 way way back in 1995. The BFG Edition is both an opportunity for console players to experience the history of id’s flagship series and stop-gap until Doom 4 hits sometime next year (unless it is delayed, of course).
Doom 3 BFG Edition will be released sometime later this year. Probably on a Tuesday.