Doom Eternal offers the complete experience at the standard retail price without any hidden mischief or controversial milking features.
Responding to fans on Facebook (via Reddit) earlier today, creative director Hugo Martin addressed any and all concerns that players may have. He confirmed that Doom Eternal has no in-game store for starters. Secondly, anything that players unlock with experience points has nothing to do with gameplay. They are purely cosmetics and “just look cool” without delving into pay-to-win scenarios.
Martin also exclaimed that Doom Eternal is a $60 game, “not a free to play or mobile game” — no microtransactions. He explicitly noted that id Software is offering the complete experience. Unlocking cosmetics is a part of that very experience. However, those not interested can ignore gunning for skins and simply enjoy the game regardless.
In the past couple of months, it has become evident that everyone at id Software is pretty excited over what they have managed to achieve with the game. Recently, lead engine programmer Billy Khan announced that Doom Eternal is easily the best game ever made by id Software. Thanks to the id Tech 7 engine, the game is not only pushing ten times the geometric detail compared to the last Doom installment but also running buttery smooth. The image quality is also something that will leave players surprised.
In addition, Doom Eternal seems to be heavily optimized. Despite the jump in graphical fidelity, the game will boast smooth combat without any frame-drops, or at least that’s what Khan is claiming. He has marked Doom Eternal as nothing but brilliant and can’t wait for everyone to finally try the game out.
According to game director Marty Stratton, it would be “logical” to push Doom Eternal onto next-generation consoles. The game has been delayed by about four months, meaning that the upcoming sequel will be launching closer to the holiday season. The way Stratton made it sound, id Software fully intends to re-release the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series down the road.
Doom Eternal remains in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will also release for Nintendo Switch but at a later date that id Software will announce when the time is right. In addition, Doom Eternal is also coming to Google Stadia, which remains without a release date as well.