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Doom: The Dark Ages Revealed, And It Hits PlayStation, Xbox, And PC Next Year

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Xbox has revealed Doom: The Dark Ages, the third installment in developer ID Software’s modern Doom reboot. And, as the name suggests, it brings Doomguy to a more medieval setting. Revealed during today’s Xbox Games Showcase, The Dark Ages sees the infamous demon defeater shoot and blast his way through a world seemingly inspired by medieval scenery. It will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (and Xbox and PC Game Pass) sometime next year. 

Fret not, though. It’s still very much Doom, with plenty of weapons, demons from hell, some fantastic metal music, and a ton of gory first-person shooter action. 

Check it out for yourself in the Doom: The Dark Ages reveal trailer below

As you can see from the trailer above, Doom: The Dark Ages is a visual departure from the rest of the series. The scenery, weaponry, and even the enemies look significantly more medieval than anything else seen in the Doom series. There even appears to be a rideable dragon, too. 

Id Software rebooted the series back in 2016 with Doom, which we loved – read why in Game Informer’s Doom review. The studio followed it up with Doom Eternal in 2019, which we enjoyed even more. Read Game Informer’s Doom Eternal review to find out why we gave it a 9.25 out of 10. 

Interestingly, this is the first Doom game from Id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks since Microsoft (and Xbox) acquired Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media in 2020 for $7.5 billion. Many have speculated how Xbox will handle exclusivity with its recent years of acquisitions, including whether future Doom, Call of Duty, and other popular IPs now under the Xbox umbrella will get multiplatform releases. It seems, in Doom’s case at least, it will still come to PlayStation, which makes sense, considering Doom and Doom Eternal were released there as well. 

What do you think of Doom: The Dark Ages’ reveal? Let us know in the comments below!

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