During E3 2018, Bethesda sprang a huge surprise on gamers by unveiling Doom Eternal, the sequel to 2016's Doom remake. The publisher claims that the gamers will battle an actual Hell on Earth. Nothing else was specified.
The good news is that we won't have to wait too long to learn and play more. The official Doom Twitter account had now announced that the world premiere would take place at QuakeCon. Live coverage of the event can be found on Twitch and YouTube. With any luck, Bethesda will reveal a release window as well.
According to what we have learned, attempts to harness energy from Hell have backfired, resulting in the unintended opening of gateways to the underworld here on Earth. It's not completely clear how we got here from Mars.
The DOOM Slayer returns. Watch live as we unleash the world premiere of #DOOM Eternal gameplay on Friday, August 10 at 11am CT/12pm ET.
Don’t miss the action-packed reveal of the sequel to DOOM, presented by id Software. pic.twitter.com/kBDpdHVbLb
— DOOM (@DOOM) August 3, 2018
The Doom remake surprised everyone by providing not just silky 60 FPS action, but also an unexpectedly engaging narrative. The game was well received by critics and consumers alike, proving that “floaty” gameplay from the classic era still has a place in today's video game market.
Expect Doom Eternal to be available on Xbox One, PC, PS4, and maybe even Switch. The Nintendo Switch port of the sequel hasn't been confirmed, and neither is a release date. The first gameplay footage of Doom Eternal was made available on Xbox One X. This is the stage of choice for performance.