DOOM Eternal Story DLC And Multiplayer Details Revealed, No SnapMap (VIDEO)
Bethesda and id Software blew the roof off of Quakecon 2018 during their keynote with the first reveal of gameplay footage for DOOM Eternal. The sequel to 2016’s DOOM reboot is easily one of the most anticipated games of the past couple years ever since its predecessor blew our collective minds. With the most satisfying gameplay loop featured in an FPS game in years, fans are hoping Eternal will expand on your options as the Doom Slayer and grant you more mobility in battle. Check out the footage below:
The gameplay featured at Quakecon 2018 shows off more of the buttery smooth FPS gameplay we’ve come to know and love from the DOOM franchise. Additionally, the footage features new demons, weapons, and equipment at the Doom Slayer’s disposal. New additions to the Praetor Armor include a shoulder mounted flamethrower and an arm-mounted blade used for the bevy of new Glory Kills in the new game.
Marty Stratton, director at id Software (via PCGamesN), says that the gameplay won’t be the only thing seeing change in this year’s DOOM title. DOOM Eternal will not be bringing back the SnapMap feature from the last game. SnapMap was a map maker that allowed players to create their own levels and custom game types. The mode was meant as a nod to the series’ legacy of map sharing and custom multiplayer games. Stratton explained that “[id are] really focusing those resources on doing some of the things that players wanted more from us post-launch.” He went on to say that players wanted campaign DLC after launch after the first game’s DLC was revealed to really only be map packs that added new weapons to multiplayer and assets for SnapMap.
Stratton also said to Polygon that multiplayer in DOOM Eternal would include traditional competitive modes on top of the Souls-esque Invasion modes that let players take control of enemies in a player’s campaign.
We are working on a PvP component. It is new. It’s not an extension of what we did last time. So it’s new. It is something we’re developing internally, which we didn’t do last time. I think players are gonna really enjoy it.”
The team at id seem to be improving on the best parts of DOOM’s single-player experience and offering new multiplayer options that seem more in line with the qualities of the campaign. Personally, it looks like there’s nowhere to go up from this reveal. Simply, DOOM Eternal looks awesome.
DOOM Eternal will release at some point in the future for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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