If there’s one thing that we’ve been missing all these years, is that we didn’t know what Doomguy does to unwind between murdering scores of demons. Fortunately for us, DOOM Eternal is going to fix that. Apparently, there will be some kind of hub in the game, where we’ll learn more about the ways of the green-clad demon-death machine.
Have you ever wondered what an absolute beast like the Doom Slayer does in to chill out? Well, as noted by PC Gamer, and as you can see in the clip below, DOOM Eternal is going to show you. If you at all care to look. According to the developers, there’ll be some kind of hub in the game, and in it, we’ll learn more about Doomguy, if we pay attention. Just the concept of him having a mancave is enough to make me laugh. I can’t wait to see just what is in that hub. Does he play video games? Read Jane Austen? I have to know!
What I love about this is that it’s perfectly in line with how DOOM 2016 treated its story. It’s there, sure, but you don’t have to pay any attention to it. One of my favorite moments is at the very beginning, when the Doom Slayer casually rips off a screen spouting exposition. It seems like that’s exactly how they’ll be treating this hub. If you pay attention, you’ll learn more about how the Doom Slayer relaxes in his downtime. If not, nobody cares. This is Doom, son. The only thing that matters is dismembering demons.
DOOM Eternal is coming to physical and digital shelves near you on November 22nd, 2019. You’ll be able to pick it up on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Also Google Stadia, if you’re brave enough to jump onto that bandwagon by late November.