DOOM Eternal Director Says He Thought About Possibility Of Female Slayer Option

Hugo Martin said if it happened, he'd want the feel of each version to be different.

Posted By | On 23rd, Feb. 2021

doom eternal the ancient gods

The DOOM franchise got its latest, adrenaline-filled entry last year with Eternal. The game continues to get content, with brand new story-based expansions as well as content for its unique take on multiplayer. Eternal was largely acclaimed, though some fans were more lukewarm on the more story heavy title compared to its presentation in the 2016 entry. It sounds like, though, that another element of that story was at least thought about.

In a recent Twitch stream, Eternal‘s Creative Director Hugo Martin made some interesting comments. On the stream, he was asked if there had been any thought in giving an option to chose between a male or female Doom Slayer, he said there had been. While it obviously didn’t happen, he said he’d want it to be more than just a skin swap and would want the game to feel actively different with this theoretical female Slayer tearing through the hordes.

“I’ve thought about it. I think if we did it, I’d want it to be lethal. I think it’s interesting how it would impact the Glory Kills and the weapons that she would have. The fighting style [would] certainly be all aggression, absolutely, but a different type of aggression.

“I would really strive to have it impact the gameplay in a way that was meaningful. I’ve definitely put a lot of thought into that, actually.

“Tonally, when it comes to designing the action, you think about, ‘if The Slayer is a Ferrari, then what would a female Slayer be? What would a Medieval slayer be?’ How would that effect things and what sort of analogies would you draw from that to allow it to influence the experience? It definitely would be cool.”

Whether or not something like that would ever happen in the future of the franchise remains to be seen, but hardcore fans will actually know there was something of a female version of the Slayer years ago in Quake 3 in a space marine with a very similar look going by the name Crash that was in that game’s tutorial. In her bio, it was said she was the Doom marine’s instructor, though that was never brought over to DOOM titles in any canonical way.

DOOM Eternal is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC, with PS5 and Xbox Series X/S planned to come soon.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Demo Update “Dawn of a New Era” Goes Live Today at 4 AM PST

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Demo Update “Dawn of a New Era” Goes Live Today at 4 AM PST

The update provides an open area in Junon with unique content and some improvements to Performance Mode's visu...

The Outlast Trials Trailer Highlights Major Antagonists

The Outlast Trials Trailer Highlights Major Antagonists

Phyllis Futterman and Sergeant Leland Coyle are two threats to watch out for when the co-op horror title launc...

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Pieces of Eight

Skull and Bones Guide – How to Farm Pieces of Eight

As the primary end game currency, Pieces of Eight are necessary to purchase Black Market items. Here's how to ...

Tales of Arise Crosses 3 Million Players

Tales of Arise Crosses 3 Million Players

The action RPG recently joined PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium and Game Pass after initially launching in Septe...

Sifu Sells 3 Million Copies, Developer Celebrates with New Outfits

Sifu Sells 3 Million Copies, Developer Celebrates with New Outfits

Sifu has hit a new sales milestone, and Sloclap is celebrating with two new outfits, one of which is inspired ...

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Gets Mod Support Through New Add-Ons Feature

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Gets Mod Support Through New Add-Ons Feature

Kicking things off for add-ons in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is a collection of free add-ons available through...