QuakeCon has been and gone this past weekend, and one of the centrepieces of the event was new gameplay for Doom Eternal, after which we had an interview with Creative Director Hugo Martin and Game Director Marty Stratton about what's changed, specifically with regards to the brutal hero Doomguy.
"He's got a lot of new abilities," Martin told us. "He's got a shoulder-mounted equipment launcher, which is pretty awesome. I mean, the main goal is to make him faster and more powerful, right, and so now when you shoot out equipment like grenades - and you saw the flamethrower - you don't have to take your hands off the guns; you can do it at the same time."
"Also, the Doom Blade," he added. "Not only does it look cool and adds a new visual wrinkle to the game which makes you feel awesome and they're really cool looking, they actually enable you to take out enemies faster so you can get to the point a little quicker. And one of our main goals was to provide the player with the tools to more easily take out larger demons, because there are bigger demons here and a lot more of them."
"We've added the dash ability - we've removed crouch and added dash," Stratton chimed in. "Completely changes the feel of the game for the better. It gives you an opportunity to dash in for a glory kill, cover larger spaces. You combine that with the meat hook, the new demon grapple hook off the super shotgun: adds a whole new level of improv capability to Doom combat."
Do you like the sound of all of this? And does it get you excited to jump into the fight once more?