Unlike its predecessor, Doom Eternal will offer plenty of post-launch content updates in terms of new challenges, game modes and more. These will be rolled out on a weekly or monthly basis.
2016's Doom was a fantastic, fast-paced shooter but once you have completed the main story, that would be it when it comes to singleplayer content. Hardcore fans wanted more stuff to do and more demons to slay but unfortunately, single-player DLC was not part of id Software's plans at that time.
However, the developers will look to change this with the upcoming Doom Eternal, which is just around the corner. Doom Eternal's post-launch DLC plans have been hinted by Doom Eternal Executive Producer Marty Stratton in the latest interview with Official Xbox Magazine.
Stratton said there are players who still continue to play 2016's Doom and ask for more. He understands that the studio have failed to deliver additional content updates, despite the high demand.
"Honestly, it’s through demand that we’re doing that. We see hundreds and hundreds of thousand players continuing to play Doom 2016, and we’ve got nothing [for them]. 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," Stratton said.
He continued by saying that Doom Eternal's post-launch plans will be completely different with monthly or weekly content updates which will include things like new challenges, support for the multiplayer mode named Battle mode and 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, really giving players what they’ve been asking us for, coming back for more of the game, and giving them some more variety in that experience," he concluded.
As you may know, Doom Eternal will also offer a longer story than its predecessor so it is safe to say that id Software are bringing us a proper upgrade.
Demon slaying starts on 20 March 2020 on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.