Bethesda Celebrates DOOM’s 25th Anniversary in a Huge Way
Today marks a quarter of a century, 25 years, for the id Software classic DOOM. Who would’ve guessed all those years ago that this would be the game to revolutionize the first-person shooter genre creating a legacy that’s continued to gain popularity year after year? To recognize such a milestone Bethesda is celebrating in a huge way.
In a press release about the huge milestone Bethesda had this to say, “A quarter century has passed since Doom was released to the unsuspecting masses. More than two decades later the franchise has spawned multiple sequels, spin-off titles, films, comics, and cemented itself as part of the pop culture lexicon. Over the next year we’re celebrating twenty-five years of ripping and tearing. Twenty-five years of mods, gibs, guns, and the most passionate, unwavering, and ardent fan base this side of Phobos. Whether you cut your teeth in 1993 or if Doom (2016) was your first trip to Hell, we’re asking all Doom Slayers past, present, and future to unite in celebrating one of entertainment’s most iconic franchises.” As the part of the celebration Bethesda also released a brand new video looking back on the 25 years of DOOM.You can watch the trailer below.
In addition to the nice words and the awesome, gory trailer, Bethesda also introduced a brand new initiative that allows players to earn an exclusive skin for DOOM Eternal. “Fans can join up today at www.SlayersClub.com to receive the exclusive Zombie DOOM Slayer skin for DOOM Eternal when it launches. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks around how to participate in the Year of DOOM, including information on exclusive content, rewards, events, contests, and much more.”
And if you were thinking that’s already a pretty terrific way to celebrate a quarter of a century, Panic Button, the developers behind DOOM decided to get in on the celebration as well. They took to Twitter to announce a brand new patch for the Nintendo Switch version of the game complete with performance improvements and gameplay capture abilities! The patch has already gone live, but you can check out their tweet below.
Happy 25th Anniversary, @DOOM fans!
We got you a little something – an update to DOOM for #NintendoSwitch with increased performance, and you can now add recent players to your Friend List.
Oh – And video capture.
— Panic Button (Official) (@PanicButtonGame) December 10, 2018
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