In case you’ve missed it, there’s six minutes of your Friday that you should not miss. The idSoftware crew demonstrated their 2016 remake of legendary DOOM, a game that practically created the first person shooter (FPS) genre. The original daddy of FPS also came from the same team. Couple of months ago, we saw that DOOM Multiplayer achieves 60 fps with ease on anything faster than a three year old Radeon R9 290, I look forward to seeing a title that will bring me back to my childhood. 🙂 In meanwhile, enjoy in these five minutes and fifty-six seconds.
The team demonstrated Full HD, 1920×1080 resolution in continuous 60 frames per second (Vsync on) running on Vulkan API. It seems that developers could not wait for The Khronos Group to evolve AMD’s Mantle into a shipping, non vendor aligned product – as almost no top tier game developers mention OpenGL anymore. idSoftware recommends you use Vulkan for playing DOOM. For the full experience you will need to download the latest drivers, which support (and contain) the said API:
- NVIDIA: 365.19 – Download the latest NVIDIA drivers here
- AMD: 16.5.2 – Download the latest AMD drivers here LINK.
While the Steam page contains a quote that ” Please note that NVIDIA driver version 365.19 will also be available for download soon,” they are available right now. Clicking the link above will send you to the drivers released on Friday the 13th, which improve performance on DOOM, Homefront, Master of Orion and Forza Motorsport 6: APEX.
In conclusion, we would recommend to visit the official game website, as idSoftware moved away from websites with images and moved to an animated web which gives you the glimpse of how awesome the game might be.