Doom Eternal wasn't launched until March but is already getting its first campaign expansion with the possibility of more on the way.
Bethesda and id Software plan to showcase the campaign expansion, Doom Eternal – The Ancient Gods, Part 1, at Gamescom Opening Night Live on August 27, they said in a tweet on Friday. They didn't promise much for the show, but said they'll be streaming the expansion's first official trailer that day at 11 a.m.
The Doom tweet accompanied a teaser video pointing to a threat to Heaven and the Doom Slayers who must eliminate demons from Hell to ensure their preservation.
Marty Stratton, Executive Producer of Doom Eternal, and Hugo Martin, Game Director, discussed The Ancient Gods at QuakeCon 2020 on Friday.
"Hell was torn apart, heaven was torn apart and the legend of the Slayer grew," Martin said during the QuakeCon livestream. “Their rampage of destruction saved mankind from extinction, but it comes at a price. Now there is an imbalance of power in heaven and the true ruler of the Doom universe has to rise to set things right. "
Martin called the new DLC "very cool" and said it would feel like a "comic".
And since the expansion is "Part One," that would suggest that at least one more sequel to the story featured in The Ancient Gods might be available in the future.
Doom Eternal was launched in March for consoles, the PC and Google Stadia. The game is a direct sequel to Doom and tells the story of the demons of hell who invade the earth to kill people. The old gods will pick up after the main story is complete.
After its launch, Doom Eternal received rave reviews from gamers and critics. Gabe Gurwin, reviewer of Digital Trends, awarded the game 4.5 stars out of five for its impressive first-person combat and "varied" environments.
"Playing Doom Eternal is like skating the world's most violent ice rink, speeding from enemy to enemy and disembowelling them with gold medalist grace while chunky guitars roar in the background," Gurwin said in his review.