Grab your Super Shotguns and get ready to shoot demons: 1994’s pioneering first-person shooter DOOM 2 came back from the dead.
A new level, aptly named One Humanity, has been released by series co-creator John Romero on his website in an effort to raise funds to support the people of Ukraine. The level also marks Romero’s first addition to the game since its release 28 years ago.
According to Romero’s website, 100% of the funds from the purchase will go to “humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross and the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.” It is currently sold for €5, or approximately US$5.50.
He pointed out on Twitter that “revenue = product”.
The crisis in Ukraine has caused many companies to scramble to help those in need while speaking out against Russia. Streaming giant Netflix recently withdrew support for its Russian services while Apple (among others) stopped selling iPhones.
In the field of video games, the Ukrainian developer GSC Game World has delayed its next game STALKER 2 payable. Meanwhile, EA has removed all Russian (and some Belarusian) teams from current FIFA and NHL Series matches.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov called on Xbox and Playstation to “block all Russian and Belarusian accounts, temporarily stop the participation of Russian and Belarusian teams and players in all international esports events”.