Doom Eternal will let you 'invade' another player's campaign

VIDEO: A first look at Invasions in Doom Eternal, as shown at QuakeCon.

Id Software dropped a big surprise about Doom Eternal today at QuakeCon when it revealed that players can "invade" games, taking control of demons to bring down the Doom Slayer. They can go one-on-one, or team up to form a "slayer hunting party." 

Id indicated that this was not the only form of multiplayer in Doom Eternal.

We'll cover more details about what's coming, but this is a big, big change, and it reflects a new approach to the game: "We're not just making a Doom game anymore," id's Marty Stratton said. "We're building a Doom universe."

More on this as we report from QuakeCon.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.