Doom Has Plenty Of Stories To Tell Despite Current Saga's Conclusion

There's still a whole lot of ripping and tearing to do in Doom.

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This week's release of The Ancient Gods: Part Two expansion in Doom Eternal brings to a close a story arc that began in 2016's Doom reboot, but what comes next? Speaking to Polygon, Doom Eternal game director Hugo Martin revealed that while the current saga of the Doom Slayer will wrap up in the latest DLC, there are still plenty of stories left to tell about that character in that universe, though, and possibly through a different lens, as well.

"Could we tell a story about when [the Doom Slayer] first came to that place with the Sentinels, almost like a more medieval setting, a fantasy setting?" Martin asked Polygon. "I think as you play the DLC, too, you'll see lots of hints of what we could do moving forward. Maybe even in the future. Again, our hero is somewhat timeless--I mean, literally, he's immortal. So we could tell all kinds of stories. It's as if Sam Raimi was given a Transformers budget to go make a sequel to The Evil Dead--that's what Doom feels like, to us."

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Martin also had plenty more to say about the new Sentinel Hammer in the DLC, which he explained is capable of instantly killing smaller enemies and stunning larger ones. You can read more about how the addition of the hammer means that "Sh** is going to hit the fan" in our interview.

If you're curious to try out Doom Eternal and you have Xbox Game Pass, now is as good as ever to grab it as it was one of the 20 titles from Bethesda that was added to Xbox Game Pass after Microsoft acquired ZeniMax. If you'd prefer to return to one of Doom's spookier outings, Doom 3 VR is also in development at id Software.

Beyond that, the next game in the series might see a female Doom Slayer pick up the iconic shotgun as Id Software is considering shaking the series up even further.

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