The reboot of DOOM
was a smash hit all around. Our site review gave it 4.5/5 stars
, it maintains a solid 4.6/5 average in our community reviews, and sits at a commendable 89/100 on Metacritic. In the words of our reviewer DaveKinetic
is back and it's hellishly good."
But developer id Software isn't going to stop the (demonic) train there. Marty Stratton from id Software treated us to a presentation explaining all of the new content — both paid and unpaid — DOOM
fanatics can expect throughout the coming months.
First off, if you have yet to experience the well, glory, of a glory kill in the new DOOM
because you haven't given it a try yet, that's about to change. A DOOM
demo will be available for download beginning tomorrow, June 13th (heck, it might already be available in your region), and will feature the first level of the game.
Stratton announced they would continue to update and improve SnapMap, the game's level-editing software. Updates to SnapMap will be completely free and bring new weapons, props and objects. Also added will be new "logic options," which will allow players to design single player levels instead of just multiplayer maps.
SnapMap isn't the only mode getting free updates, though. Though there is a season pass for DOOM
featuring premium DLC, a free update for DOOM
is on the way which will add two new game modes. The first is called Exodus and is a Doom-ified variant of 1-Flag Capture the Flag. The second is called Sector, which is a territory capture and control mode. Exodus and Sector are currently scheduled for an update in July.
That's not it, though. Later, expect three new variants of free-for-all, which will also be free to every player, and include any current and future maps in their rotations.
Season pass holders can also look forward to the first expansion this summer called "Unto the Evil," which will boast three new multiplayer maps: the ominous-sounding Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual. There will also be a new playable character, a demon named The Harvester, one new gun, new equipment, armor, taunts and more.
Nothing has a set release date yet, but both the updates and "Unto the Evil" are slated to start rolling in this summer.