Doom Eternal Is Coming To Xbox Game Pass Very Soon
The sequel to the rip-and-tear 2016 reboot of the Doom franchise will soon come to Xbox Game Pass, if a hint from the official Twitter account is to be believed.
[Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Doom Eternal releases for Xbox Game Pass on October 1, both on Xbox One and PC. The story DLC The Ancient Gods - Part One is releasing on October 20, but isn't free with Game Pass.]
Hell will soon be revealed for penny-pinchers like me. Doom Eternal is one of the most-acclaimed first-person shooters of the past few years. Now, it appears that the brutal sequel will soon make its way to Xbox Game Pass, based on a tweet from the service's Twitter account.
Melissa said not to drop hints so we're not dropping hints. there are absolutely no hints in this screenshot. don't bother looking for them. there are none pic.twitter.com/0PQ41B260S— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) September 23, 2020
As the above reply reveals, futzing with the image in Photoshop reveals an image below the attached email that reads "the slayer is coming." The Doom reboot series has rechristened the Doomguy the "Doom Slayer" as part of its epic reimagining of the original games, thus suggesting that Eternal will soon come to the platform. Doom 2016 was previously available for Game Pass, but left the service back in May.
Considering that Microsoft just bought Bethesda, the publisher of these new Doom games, it makes sense that this high-profile sequel will come to Microsoft's flagship games service. (The software giant claims the purchase isn't about exclusivity, but we'll have to see about that.) In GameSpot's Doom Eternal review, our critic Phil Hornshaw called the game an intelligently-designed follow-up to one of the most intense shooters in years.
"Though it can take a bit to get the hang of it, the intricacies of Doom Eternal's combat, combined with its enhanced mobility and option-heavy level design, create a ton of white-knuckle moments that elevate everything that made Doom 2016 work so well," he wrote. "Its combat is just as quick and chaotic, but requires you to constantly analyze everything that's happening in order to come out victorious. Once you get the hang of the rhythm of Doom Eternal, it'll make you feel like a demon-slaying savant."
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