Early this morning, Bethesda and id Software announced Doom Eternal, a direct sequel to 2016's Doom. Following on from the events of the original Doom, the Doom slayer returns to exact his vengeance against the forces of Hell, this time bringing the fight to Earth.
Doom Eternal is a cross-dimensional fight with new and classic demons, topped off by a soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon. Id Software is promising it’ll be the “ultimate combination of speed and power”, reinvigorating Doom’s already pulsating combat. The Doom reboot is arguably one of the finest single-player first-person shooters ever, so it’s going to be intriguing to see just how Id intends to top it.
To announce the news, we also got the premiere of the world’s first Doom Eternal trailer. Buckle up.
Brief, disappointingly so, but Bethesda has promised that we can expect to see the worldwide unveiling of Doom Eternal gameplay during QuakeCon 2018 on August 10th. There’s no word on a release date just yet, which leads us to assume we’re looking at a 2019 project.