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Doom Eternal developers already have ideas for DLC and next Doom game

Published: 08:52, 16 March 2020
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A day in the life of the Doom Slayer. Sorry Buffy.

Doom Eternal is officially releasing this week and the game's developers id Software already have plans and some ideas for next Doom game as well as some post-launch DLC for Doom Eternal.

After a long wait, Doom Eternal is finally hitting the shelves in just a couple of days. The sequel to 2016's fantastic, fast-paced shooter that returned after many years has been much-anticipated and it is safe to say that Doom fans will be enjoying themselves this week.

And while many will be busy trying to save the earth from a demonic invasion, ID Software, the developers of Doom already have some ideas and plans for the future of the brutal franchise. Speaking to Joe Rogan in Joe Rogan Experience podcast 1441 , Doom Eternal director Hugo Martin confirmed that the team is already thinking what should come after Doom Eternal. 

Of course, Martin did not go into detail but he said just enough to reveal what we can expect from Doom in the future. 

"We are already moving on to I don’t want to say 'the next thing' - that is a PR answer because I’m not allowed to say that. But we have ideas, certainly, and DLC. Certainly, we are re always dual-tracking things and talking always because you never know when the cool idea is going to come along and you are re jotting down notes. We keep those conversations going on the side and see how it goes," Martin said.

Earlier this year, ID Software already confirmed they want to do something different with Doom Eternal when it comes to post-launch content. Back in 2016's fans were craving for more Doom content but the team never had any plans for expansion or smaller DLC. "They’ve asked for more DLC, they’ve asked for more ways to play, and honestly we got straight into the development of Doom Eternal and haven’t given them anything,"   Doom Eternal Executive Producer Marty Stratton said .

Luckily, this time, Doom fans will get a lot of post-launch content, from smaller weekly updates to bigger content drops that will offer new modes and much more.

"So I’m really excited about things like Master Levels, and the DLC that we have, new challenges that we’ll be offering on a monthly or weekly basis, we’ll be continuing to support Battle Mode, adding Invasion, we’ve got so much that we want to do post-launch," Stratton concluded.

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