Doom Eternal is certainly one of the most anticipated video game titles launching this year. It’s a game that will follow after the events of the 2016 release of Doom and while the game will have plenty of new features and additions there won’t be any microtransactions or DLC that players will have to worry about once it does hit the marketplace. Instead, this game will be released fully giving players all the content made for the game.
There is plenty of video game titles that launch anymore that has a store where players can purchase upgrades or XP buffs. It’s a trend that most developers and publishers take advantage of so while you can likely expect a storefront when a game launches full of content that is locked behind a paywall, that’s simply not going to be the case for Doom Eternal. The news comes from a Facebook message that was shared online. id Software’s Hugo Martin who is the creative director behind Doom Eternal messaged that the $60 game is not going to come packed with any content you can purchase separately.
Instead, this game is free of any DLC to purchase for extra goods. With that said, there are some skins and gear you can unlock but it’s all behind experience which you’ll earn in the game. It’s worth noting that these skins also are free from any buffs and can be completely ignored. In the day and age where most games try to earn some revenue post-launch, it’s nice knowing that Doom Eternal is keeping the title a bit old school by providing players all the content in the base game.
As for when you can pick up Doom Eternal, the game will be launching on March 20, 2020, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia platforms. It’s worth noting that the title will also find its way on the Nintendo Switch platform sometime later this year.