DOOM Eternal to invade Xbox Game Pass

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Microsoft Corp. this week said it will release Bethesda Softworks’ DOOM Eternal to the Xbox Game Pass for Console on Oct. 1.

It will be released to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2020.

DOOM Eternal is the latest installment in the first-person shooter franchise.

New armor and weapon upgrades include a new dash movement, extendable blade and Super Shotgun Meathook mod.

New enemies include reimagined demons from classic DOOM titles including the Arachnotron.

Finally, demons are destructible with weapons able to take out chunks of armor.

Microsoft this week announced the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion.

The purchase includes the acquisition of development studios Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.

The development studios are responsible for high-profile game franchises including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Dishonored, Prey, and Quake.


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