id Software appears to be working on a new DOOM game based on a job posting on the ZeniMax Jobs website. DOOM was initially released in 1993, a year after id presented the world to Wolfenstein, the forefather of first-person shooters. After the release of DOOM 64 in 1997, DOOM went on an extended hiatus until returning in the early 2000s with a third numbered version. Expansions, spinoffs and remastered versions kept the DOOM brand alive after the 2003 release of DOOM 3 but ultimately stifled advancement in certain ways.
Of course, that all changed when id Software released DOOM (2016), which gave the iconic franchise a contemporary facelift while remaining faithful to its old-school essence. In early 2020, the company shipped DOOM Eternal, which lifted the standard still more and shifted the needle in its own way, particularly in terms of in-game moments. Even though DOOM Eternal and Horde Mode helped bolster I d’s release, fans of the series are still excited to see what the development team has in store for the famous Space Marine moving forward. Is the new DOOM game in the works?
According to ZeniMax Jobs ad found by Twitter user XboxWorlds, it appears so. For “future AAA first-person action” titles, the company is looking to employ an experienced Combat Designer, according to the job description. Candidates that have a thorough understanding of id Software’s most recent projects, such as DOOM (2016) and DOOM Eternal, are sought for in the job description. Because of this, fans are wondering if there will be a third chapter in the relaunched series. This, of course, might lead to a variety of outcomes. Quake Remastered for consoles and PC, however, gained centre stage once rumours of a Quake relaunch circulated.
Another legendary first-person shooter from Id Software is Rage, which was released in 2012 and earned a much-maligned sequel in the early months of 2019. The latest DOOM game, DOOM Eternal, was released less than two years ago to considerable acclaim, as indicated in the paragraph above. There have been two expansions for the game – The Ancient Gods parts one and two, as well as various free updates, including current-generation enhancements and a Horde Mode. A sequel to DOOM Eternal is currently unconfirmed by the publisher.