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Classic id Software games to be delisted from Steam in consolidation effort

At this point, id Software has a huge library of titles and even some re-releases with various additions to certain classic titles. With that in mind, id's digital library can be somewhat confusing. To get around this, the developer is consolidating its titles and delisting certain store pages, although the games themselves will remain downloadable and accessible. 

“Spanning across multiple decades, id Software’s library of work is as vast as it is full of amazing games”, the company writes in a blog post. “However, this means a number of the id’s offerings have been released or reiterated in ways that can make our digital storefronts a touch confusing. Rather than write out the differences between Final DOOM, Ultimate DOOM and just DOOM, we’re consolidating our Steam library of titles! For those id Software experts that do know all the variations of our games released on Steam, bear with us as we simplify how our games appear so that newcomers have an easier time.”

As part of this effort, Ultimate DOOM will now be known as DOOM (1993) on Steam, and Master Levels for DOOM II, Final DOOM and DOOM II (Enhanced) will all be rolled into the DOOM II install package. Similar moves are happening with DOOM 3 and the Quake games.

When all is said and done, the following titles will be delisted:

  • Quake II Demo
  • Quake III Arena Demo
  • Quake III Team Arena Demo
  • Quake III Team Arena (This will be included with Quake III Arena)
  • Final DOOM (This will install with DOOM II)
  • Master Levels for DOOM II (This will install with DOOM II)
  • Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning (This will be added to the Quake II launcher.)
  • Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero (This will be added to the Quake II launcher.)
  • DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil (This will install with DOOM 3.)
  • DOOM 3: BFG Edition (This will install with DOOM 3. Players that own DOOM 3: BFG will be upgraded to DOOM 3.)
  • DOOM Classic Complete Bundle (This is being replaced by the DOOM Classic Bundle.)

All this really means is that each title won't have a separate page on the Steam Store. You'll still be able to access all of this content through the main games. So for instance, you can still play Final DOOM, but now it installs alongside DOOM II.

KitGuru Says: I'm not entirely sure this is necessary, as now anyone who misses this announcement and goes to look for these games on Steam is going to be confused. Still, it will make id's Steam library easier to scroll through.

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