As hinted yesterday by Microsoft, id Software’s DOOM Eternal is coming to Xbox Game Pass. It will be available on October 1st for console players while PC subscribers can play it “later” in 2020. Regardless of whether this is the result of Microsoft acquiring Bethesda or a pre-planned deal, it’s still great value.
DOOM Eternal continues from the previous game with the Doom Slayer battling the Legions of Hell. Along with ripping apart various demons on Earth, the Slayer will also run afoul of the Maykrs. The combat is significantly expanded on DOOM (2016) with specific weaknesses for each enemy, the addition of new mechanics like the Blood Punch and more intricate levels.
DOOM Eternal is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia. It will also be coming to Xbox Series X and PS5 later with free upgrades for Xbox One and PS4 players. The first major story expansion, The Ancient Gods – Part One, is also slated to release on October 20th. Stay tuned for more details on that in the coming weeks.