DOOM Developer Reveals Plans For Campaign, the Addition of Deathmatch Mode and Improvements to the Game’s Map Editor
In a recent interview with Gamespot, Executive Producer Marty Stratton talks about future plans to improve upon different modes in DOOM, as well as add new ones. One of the new modes that id Software are working on currently is a free-for-all deathmatch mode. The developer also revealed that initial matchmaking in this new mode will act as a sort of random playlist, though there are plans to allow players to arrange private matches with friends too.
“It’s what a lot of players have been requesting. All of our modes coming out of the gate were team modes, and there’s been a lot of requests. We wanted to include it, and a lot of fans have requested it.”
Stratton also commented on a time or score attack mode that’s in the works to be added to the game’s single player campaign. This update, which the developer says will be coming out “relatively soon,” will allow players to experience the campaign of DOOM while applying their experience with the game in a more arcade-like way.
“One that’ll be coming up relatively soon… is a way to continue to play the campaign in more of a time or score-attack type of mode. It’s a very arcade-y feeling game as it is, and when you start to reinforce that through visual feedback and different mechanics in the game, it really becomes a totally different way to play. You get to apply all of the skill that you learned playing through the campaign in this new way of playing.”
Finally, Stratton discusses the improvements to Snapmap, DOOM‘s level editor. The updated feature will include better aggregation of content, allowing players to quickly find the best player-created maps in the game.
“We want to do a much better job for people of aggregating that content, the best of that content, and surfacing it for them. Being able to quickly find it, find the best stuff, is something that I think you’ll continue to see us push on, and make it easier to even do that. ‘I want a PvP with PvE elements in it, how do I find that in the vastness of Snap Map?’ That’s really a big goal for us over the continued progression of the game.”
DOOM is currently available on PS4, Xbox One and PC and also has a reduced price tag until August 8.