If you were looking forward to some single player DOOM DLC, those hopes will unfortunately have to be dashed. PCGamesN asked director Marty Stratton at Quakecon about the possibility of a new DLC campaign, and Stratton is quoted to say that it “isn’t on the table right now”. A little disappointing, but maybe there’s more hope for a DOOM sequel?
Here is what Stratton told PCGamesN at Quakecon:
“I can’t really talk too much about it, but campaign DLC for Doom isn’t on the table right now. We know you’re not the only one that feels that way, there’s a lot of us internally that feel the same way, so we know how important it is, and we want to make fans like you happy. So, as soon as we get down a path on something that we can talk about, we definitely will.”
While it’s not a flat out no, but there’s certainly no plans in the immediate future for single player DLC.
Why are people clamoring for DOOM campaign DLC? Read our review of the base game to find out!
Despite Bethesda’s successful attempt at revitalizing the Wolfenstein series in 2014, I wasn’t sure if the publisher could strike gold twice. After all, DOOM isn’t going to have you drop acid with Jimi Hendrix, and the last time id Software had released a hit was 2004. I’ve never been happier to be wrong, as DOOM is a brilliant reboot that captures what made the series so fun while also modernizing it.
What’s interesting is how different both game’s approaches were, and how both were successful despite sharing little similarities. While Wolfenstein: The New Order took time to establish B.J. Blazkowicz as an actual character, DOOM just throws you into the shoes of a newly awakened protagonist who (understandably) seems pretty annoyed that he has to deal with a bunch of demons. There’s definitely a semblance of a story here, but it takes a backseat to the frenetic action that really defines the game.
Keep you eyes here for more DOOM new if it becomes available.