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Doom Eternal locked in and confirmed for Xbox Game Pass

Doom Eternal locked in and confirmed for Xbox Game Pass

The Slayer is coming. And he’ll be arriving October 1. 

Following news yesterday of DOOM Eternal‘s assumed addition to Xbox Game Pass, thanks to a cryptic Tweet from the Game Pass social team, it’s now been officially confirmed.

Doom Eternal seems destined for Xbox Game Pass

One of the generation’s most critically acclaimed shooters will be hitting the subscription service on October 1 for Xbox One, with PC to come a little later, expected before the year’s out.

Doom Eternal‘s addition to Xbox Game Pass will be the first from id Software and there ZeniMax media since Microsoft acquired the company for a staggering $7 billion earlier this week.

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Gamers can expect more games from the likes of Bethesda, id Software, Arkane, and MachineGames to come to Game Pass, and also for potential future games to be exclusive to Xbox.

Microsoft and Xbox plan to keep already-established PS5 exclusives from the company on that platform (for now), but all other future games will be determined on a “case by case” basis as to whether or not they’ll be available outside the Xbox-PC ecosystem.

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Regardless of the intent, the acquisition of ZeniMax has added additional value to Xbox Game Pass, the Netflix-like subscription available across Xbox One, Windows, and, soon, Xbox Series X|S. 

It’s likely that at some point all games from studios under ZeniMax, including the likes of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, will be available on the service, whilst all future releases will be made available first to those with a Game Pass subscription.

So what of currently available games? Will they be coming to Game Pass soon? All signs point to “yes”. And it starts with Doom Eternal.
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