The release of DOOM Eternal is just days away now, and apart from a robust single player mode, the game is set to include a very unique 2-on-1 Multiplayer mode called Battle Mode. What won’t be returning from DOOM (2016) however, is a Deathmatch Mode.
In an interview with Shacknews, Pete Hines, Vice President of Bethesda’s public relations and marketing department, explained that Deathmatch just didn’t work well with DOOM Eternal.
When talking about the game, he said:
” ‘I’m a badass demon slayer in single-player, but when I go over to multiplayer, there are no demons, and it’s just Deathmatch.’ I don’t know what that has to do with [Doom] other than that, well, a couple of decades ago we had that, so we should just have that again. “
In the interview he talks about how Deathmatch just felt dated in the upcoming title, and how Battle Mode just felt like a much more natural fit for the game.
If you’re curious as to whether your PC can run DOOM Eternal, you can check out the official system requirements for the game here.
DOOM Eternal is set for release on 20th March, 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC. A Nintendo Switch version will be released sometime later this year.
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