DOOM Eternal is looking to be a worthy sequel to the already excellent DOOM 2016, with even more crazy weapons, mechanics, and areas for Doom Slayer to explore. The unapologetic focus on fun gameplay was always what made the 2016 reboot a favorite with gamers and Eternal looks to up the ante with even more things to do/kill. Interestingly enough, despite the fact that this game is being published by Bethesda, there will be no cosmetic microtransactions.
Isn't that a shocker? Especially after Bethesda added a $100 subscription fee to their $60 piece of crap known as Fallout 76.
When someone asked DOOM Eternal Creative Director Hugo Martin if there will be any form of microtransactions on Facebook Messenger, he said no. Martin made fans even happier by stating that the game will have various cosmetics that can be unlocked via the game's XP, which is amazing. Imagine that, playing the game naturally can lead to rewards.
Martin's answer has since been screen-capped and shared around the world. Here's a transcript of what he said:
No store. Nothing u can unlock in eternal with XP has anything to do with player abilities or content that would impact your game in anyway. The only thing u can unlock with XP is COSMETICS. These cosmetics have no impact on how u play, they just look cool. Eternal is a $60 game, not a free to play game or a mobile game – we are giving u a complete experience with no store just like you'd expect. Unlocking skins with XP is a part of the experience if you care about that stuff or u can completely ignore it and it will have no impact on your experience AT ALL and it's all free.
There are plans to add single-player DLC to DOOM Eternal but that's fine. No one minds getting more content later on, especially since it's completely optional. As long as they don't do anything dumb like hiding the true ending behind DLC, this game should be fine.
DOOM Eternal is coming out on March 20, 2020.