The upcoming sequel to DOOM (2016) is already slated to feature story DLC, which will expand what’s already being worked on in the core game and help expand the DOOM universe in ways we’ve never seen.
During QuakeCon 2018, fans got a look at the rather bright future ahead for the 25-year-old franchise. This includes a look at DOOM Eternal, a game that’s faster, more brutal, and will feature a number of significant feature additions to its predecessor including a Super Shotgun with a “grappling hook” of sorts mounted to the bottom of its barrel, the Ballista, story-based PvP content, and even enemies both new and old.
However, one tidbit of information – including a hint at DLC for the base campaign – rang out rather loudly when Mary Stratton and Hugo Marton of id Software spoke about their upcoming title – singleplayer DLC – a franchise first since the release of DOOM 3 on Xbox and PC quite a few years back.
To confirm the hint at DLC, Marty Stratton sat down at roundtable interviews (which we were unable to attend) to confirm that DOOM Eternal will feature singleplayer expansions post-launch. Speaking with Polygon, Marty was asked if this was going to happen where he said “Absolutely,” to the possibility of such content being made.
This is a huge step from the 2016 franchise reboot which did not feature any story DLC, but rather, it focused on its SnapMap editor and its competitive online features, and that id Software is “already planning” on DLC once the game has shipped.
“We love that people are still playing the game,” said Stratton to Polygon, “and on their 20th time through the campaign or doing a speedrun or, you know, maxing out all of their guns or whatever. And [we want to give] people more reasons to come back, whether it’s Invasion, or DLC, it’s really important to us.”
In DOOM Eternal, Invasion is a new mode that will be featured in the game, which will allow players to enter one another’s campaigns (think Dark Souls) and play as a demon and hunt down the Doom Slayer himself. This is just one of the many new features DOOM Eternal will feature when it launches at a later date that Bethesda did not confirm during QuakeCon 2018 and will only likely confirm in the upcoming months as the game’s development cycle is well underway.
DOOM Eternal is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
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