Doom 2016 wasn’t only a return to form for a long dormant franchise, it was a return to form for a missing era of FPS games from modern gaming. While Strafe and Dusk are coming forth to bring the retro FPS to modern audiences–complete with their archaic 3D graphical charm–Doom 2016 was the first AAA shooter in that style for a long time, and it was bloody fantastic.
This response from Stratton definitely doesn’t rule out some form of expansion for the shooter in the coming years.
Speaking to PCGamesN at QuakeCon, Doom Director Marty Stratton confirmed that id Software are not currently working on any single player DLC for Doom 2016.
“I can’t really talk too much about it, but campaign DLC for Doom isn’t on the table right now,” Stratton said. “We know you’re not the only one that feels that way, there’s a lot of us internally that feel the same way, so we know how important it is, and we want to make fans like you happy. So, as soon as we get down a path on something we can talk about, we definitely will.”
This response from Stratton definitely doesn’t rule out some form of expansion for the shooter in the coming years, but given the timescale between the original game’s release and any future expansions, we can be damn sure that if anything comes it will be in a standalone form like, say, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.
For fans who are still eagerly awaiting more Doom, all that’s left to get stoked for now is the upcoming release of Doom VFR (you know what that stands for) which releases this December for PC and PSVR.