DOOM Eternal has only been out a week, and yet its numbers are showing that id Software has done it again, and brought out a worthy sequel to its 2016 predecessor.
Despite facing tough adversary in the form of Tom Nook, on just its first day alone DOOM had over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam at one point.
Ron Seger, senior vice president of global sales at Bethesda, issued a statement about the first week of DOOM’s release, saying: “Despite thousands of retail stores closing, we are pleased so many fans have been able to enjoy DOOM Eternal. We want to thank our millions of fans for their enthusiastic support of this amazing title.”
DOOM Eternal: *Finally introduced Cyberdemon*— Dave Eternal (@DaveOshry) March 25, 2020
Me: lol k pic.twitter.com/dKl1E1Rrda
While DOOM’s ability to smash franchise records with its latest release could also equate to the fact the world is in currently stuck in quarantine, reviews suggest that had the game not come out during a global pandemic, it would have been just as well-received.
According to Bethesda, DOOM Eternal has even had double the amount of launch revenue when compared to DOOM 2016 – and it’s only going to get bigger when those who couldn’t afford the game manage to get hold of it on their respective paydays.
Sorry for all the constant DOOM: Eternal posts as of late.— Haruka (Mister No Life) (@BackupMister) March 24, 2020
I just love the game so much, there is so much to talk about! pic.twitter.com/XCH1UfZDJw
Reviews are now coming in hot, and many are even going as far to say that the new addition to id Software’s line-up has even ‘ruined their love of the 2016 version’, due to its upgraded features and gameplay.
Demons are now ‘actually a threat’, and those who found themselves normally playing on extreme difficulty mode are having to rethink their choices and move to a more normal gameplay setting.
This truly is a hardcore Shooter that doesn’t rely on melee-spamming, and quite frankly myself and other players are more than here for it. After all, there’s a reason that it’s performed so well in its first week, especially as far as Steam numbers are concerned.
[Featured Image Credit: DOOM / id Software]