Doom Eternal is likely one of the most anticipated games coming either this year or next year, and id Software’s creative director Hugo Martin and executive producer Marty Stratton have given an interview that talks about how they want Doom Eternal content to feel compared to the 2016 Doom game.
Even though he’s a silent protagonist, the Doom Slayer in the first game exuded an aura of barely-controlled rage, such as his emotes during cutscenes (such as in the prologue smashing a viewscreen in rage) but also not without a lighthearted streak (such as him fist-bumping one particular collectible Doom figurine).
However, at the same time, the game portrayed the Doom Slayer as a nigh-invincible terror that frightened even the demons that were the game’s main threat, as in the backstory the Slayer had gone on a rampage across Hell, even taking down a titanic monster of a demon and leaving its bones as part of the landscape.
Stratton and Martin, however, say that Doom Eternal content will make you feel even more powerful as the Doom Slayer. We got to see some of how the game will achieve this through the QuakeCon gameplay, which showed us a massive amount of carnage and showed us how in awe regular humans are of the Doom Slayer on the Martian moon of Phobos, with Martin and Stratton comparing him to a tiger that everyone else is hoping will go away.
A lot of the gameplay that we saw at QuakeCon allows us to express our own interpretations of the Doom Slayer’s style to the game, such as grappling into demons and being more maneuverable and in general expressing yourself through the fight choreography. This fits into how Stratton and Martin are intending to have the Slayer portrayed; you aren’t just watching the Slayer go through this adventure, you’re also controlling him, and you are the actual Doom Slayer.
We don’t have any real idea of when Doom Eternal will be coming out, but hopefully with DLC Doom Eternal content, along with all the stuff coming to the game to begin with, the game will be even better-regarded than the 2016 game. The game will be releasing on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.