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Original Doom 3 yanked from digital stores, only BFG Edition remains

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Doom 3: BFG Edition leapt from the shadows last week (opens in new tab) and brought along a new 7-level segment, improved visuals, and the unfathomable technological leap of attaching a flashlight to your weapons. Yet, replacing it in the shadows is the original version of id's jumpy FPS which quietly exited Steam (opens in new tab) , Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) , and other digital shops, an otherwise inconsequential swap blemished by BFG Edition's lack of support for previously published mods due to its updated engine tech.

Eurogamer (opens in new tab) reports that the $100 Super id Software Pack was the sole alternative for purchasing Doom 3 post-BFG, but that also apparently disappeared sometime this week. GameFly (opens in new tab) , however, is still offering Steam codes for the original. A few gamers expressed concern (opens in new tab) over becoming locked out of Doom 3's extensive mod collection (opens in new tab) , but a Bethesda rep told Eurogamer the studio is "looking into" solutions in the short term.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?