GameSpot got the opportunity to sit down and chat with the developers of Doom on what is to be expected in the future. One thing that fans continually asked for was more of a free for all game mode, so the good news is the developers listened and came out with the statement that a new game mode is in the making and “It’s very much free-for-all deathmatch, [since] it’s what a lot of players have been requesting. All of our modes coming out of the gate were team modes, and there’s been a lot of requests. We wanted to include it, and a lot of fans have requested it.” However within this mode they are still tinkering with some of the powerups that are available in more team oriented ones, such as the demon power up, so it is not 100% decided on whether to keep it in free for all or not.
Then to help give players more customization in their lobbies, id stated that “[Deathmatch will] just be a playlist, but around the same time we are planning to release private matches where players can set up their own match and invite players to those matches. We’re still working out the exact level of customization we’ll have in that.” Having private lobbies could possibly allow players to customize the settings and choose maps to play with their friends or in 1v1 matches. For single player, they said that “One [thing] that’ll be coming up relatively soon… is a way to continue to play the campaign in more of a time or score-attack type of mode.” Giving it that arcade fell while giving players a whole new way to play through the campaign.
Lastly, id is working hard on the map editor. They are trying to make it easier for players to quickly find the best maps, and make it easier for players to find maps with the elements the want within a map. By doing all of these changes it could help the longevity of the game, and still make the game fun and new every time one plays it.