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Will We Get A Sequel To Doom Eternal?

With the release of "Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two," the Doom Slayer's story seemingly came to a close. Now, the future of everyone's favorite green-clad demon killer is unknown. Will there be another game to further explore the Doom Slayer's tale that began in 2016's "Doom?" Could it be a prequel? Will there even be a new "Doom" game at all?

Considering the enormous success of "Doom Eternal," it is safe to assume that a new entry will come eventually. It's also a safe bet that when it does arrive, it won't be after almost 30 years, like the latest official level in "Doom 2." At the very least, there's a real hope that a new entry in the franchise won't suffer for the same reason it took so long to make the "Doom" movie.

Of course, the fact that "Doom Eternal" sold well isn't the only clue fans have that the demon butt-kicking will continue. An interview with game director Hugo Martin and some job postings at ID Software make it seem like Doomguy is far from finished.

Doom it again

Speaking about the franchise's past as well as its future, Hugo Martin told Polygon that he was optimistic about the possibilities that lie ahead. "While this is the end of the story arc that began in 'Doom' (2016), we planted a lot of stakes in the ground with that story. And we've been able to flesh out a lot of those things through the course of 'Doom Eternal' and to do two DLCs. So that story arc will end, you know, from the time you woke up in the sarcophagus to the end of the DLC, but there are more stories to tell with the Doom Slayer, for sure."

With this alone, it sounds like Martin would definitely be keen on seeing new iterations for the world's angriest video game protagonist. It's too soon to tell, of course, what form those iterations may take, but we may not have to wait too much longer. As noticed by XboxWorlds, ID Software posted some job listings in early 2022, looking specifically for applicants with "knowledge of recent Id games, including 'Doom' (2016) and 'Doom Eternal.'"

While this may not be complete proof that ID is currently creating the next "Doom" title, it's exciting to know that this talented studio is hard at work on something.