QuakeCon, an annual convention celebrating the "Quake" video game franchise and all things Bethesda, kicked off Thursday at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Doom Eternal takes place partially on Earth, where a full-on demonic invasion is underway (and apparently got help from the inside, considering holographic messages telling people to make the demonic transition as smoothly as possible for the demons and also to call them "mortally challenged", because demon is a slur). "Everything you saw, that's pushing the envelope", Stratton explained.
The keynote will also feature Rage 2 - an upcoming first-person shooter by Avalanche games in collaboration with id software along with new updates and announcements for Elder-Scrolls Online & Quake Champions. It seems like Vulcan API is really letting the devs run wild with the graphical prowess as well as allowing scaling down for less powerful machines. What we do know is that it's coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and yes, Nintendo Switch.
As evident by the gameplay, in addition to massively upgraded weapons he can use on enemies, the Doom Slayer even has an arm blade to rip apart the "mortally challenged" this time.
A ton of stuff is new to Doom Eternal. Glory kills have also made a comeback, offering some new and exciting ways to dismember and destroy weakened enemies. Have we seen this before in similar games such as Dying Light? Yes. DOOM Eternal's "destructible demons" system takes your power fantasy to new levels by ensuring that every trigger pull has never felt better.
Doom Eternal has been listed with a release date of 2019 on the Bethesda site.
We'll, of course, report back when it's announced.
DOOM ETERNAL - When will we hear more?
DOOM Eternal will get its first look at QuakeCon in a month's time (at the time of writing).
It all looked just as over-the-top and gory (without being too gross) as you'd expect and towards the end of the footage you can see Doomguy descend into a more organic-looking hellscape.