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You don't need to own Doom Eternal to play The Ancient Gods, Part One

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During Gamescom's Opening Night Live, we saw a trailer for Doom Eternal expansion The Ancient Gods, Part One. To summarize: Somebody heard you hate the Marauder, so now here's two of them at once.

In an interview with PCGamesN (opens in new tab), id Software executive producer Marty Stratton explained that it will be an expandalone, only he didn't use that beautiful word for some reason. What he said was, "we want the DLC to reach as many people as possible. In fact, you don't even need to own Doom Eternal to buy the DLC and play it."

Game director Hugo Martin clarified that it'll be a sizeable experience. "Most people would associate DLC with being of smaller scope – it's kind of like the made for TV version of the movie, and the movie was the main game," he said. "For us, this is very much like a two-part film – this is every bit as grand as the main game was."

The first part is due on October 20. As for part two, "They're both part of the Year One Pass," Stratton told PCGamesN. "So, you can suppose that they’re both within a year of launch."

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.