At the digital QuakeCon At Home event, developer id Software revealed their upcoming plans for DOOM Eternal, the latest entry in the brutal first-person shooter series. “Your victory over the hordes of Hell spared Earth from a perilous, demon-infested fate, but saving humanity has upset the delicate balance of power in the heavens,” said id Software executive producer Marty Stratton. “Become the DOOM Slayer once again and set things right in DOOM Eternal’s first single-player expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part One.”
— DOOM (@DOOM) August 7, 2020
Players will traverse a harsh new landscape as they fight off power-hungry demons struggling to claim rulership of the universe. The teaser trailer is a bit sparse detail wise, but it still provides a glimpse into some of the ripping and tearing that the expansion will have to offer.
There are two campaign DLCs confirmed for Eternal, and The Ancient Gods is the first, part of the DOOM Eternal Year One Pass. The pass includes both DLCs, which are set to launch within the first year of Eternal’s release, meaning the full release of Ancient Gods as well as the second DLC will be released by March 2021. That’s all we really have to go off at the moment in terms of a release date, but there’s more information coming out soon.
Ancient Gods is split into two parts – id revealed Part One today and the full trailer for the expansion will be shown on August 27 at Gamescon 2020. Earlier this week Bethesda also announced that DOOM Eternal would become available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and that players who currently own it on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade for free. The Nintendo Switch port of Eternal also seems to be coming soon. While id hasn’t confirmed a release date yet, retailers like Amazon and GameStop that have the Switch version available for preorder list its release date as December 31.