It has been a little over a year since the action-packed shooter DOOM Eternal released on consoles and the game continues to give with expansion after expansion. However, the game’s future might be a little different than some initially expected.
In a statement on Twitter, the game’s developers id Software celebrated the game’s successful year and provided a development update. In particular, id Software announced they were moving away from their initial plan of releasing an Invasion Mode for the game and using the energy into “a totally new single-player horde mode.”
This Invasion Mode was a sort of multiplayer type game where players could, as demons, enter into and disrupt other players’ campaign. The new horde mode would likely focus on the mechanics players currently enjoy about the game, that is, the fast-paced FPS action.
The decision to focus on a horde mode may also explain an update on BATTLEMODE. The team will “work on a refresh of BATTLEMODE that includes a more competitive, rank-based structure, a number of gameplay and balance updates and another new map.”
More information is expected at QuakeCon in August.
Other items covered in the update included an expectation for The Ancient Gods – Part Two campaign expansion release on Switch this year and a recap of Update 6 (which included updated visuals, new challenges, and more).
DOOM Eternal has been a smash hit, with our team calling it “almost a perfect classic.” It is nice to hear the team at id Software are continuing to release content for the game while listening to community feedback.