Microsoft Drops Hint at DOOM Eternal for Game Pass

Microsoft Drops Hint at DOOM Eternal for Game Pass

Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the biggest moves played by the company.

Along with the collaboration with EA, Xbox’s Game Pass will also offer Bethesda’s games, with a high chance of future titles coming only on Xbox and PC.

Phil Spencer, the vice-president of gaming at Microsoft, stated that Bethesda’s “iconic franchises,” including the highly anticipated upcoming games like Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, will be added to Game Pass as well.

Now, it seems that the Slayer of Demons is about to join the roster as well.

Microsoft drops hint at DOOM Eternal for Game Pass
DOOM Eternal | Source: Steam

Yesterday, a tweet from Xbox Game Pass’s account suggested a possible hint towards an upcoming game for the Game Pass.

It was a fake memo from Melissa McGamepass, a fictional character, of course, and reads as follows:

Upon closer inspection, people quickly noticed that the first letter of each sentence in the image cleverly spelled out “Look Below.”

But look below what?

There weren’t exactly any comments, news, or some form of follow-up tweets that could suggest what they are hinting at.

Afterwards, someone decided to take a closer look at the image itself, and after playing a little with the colors of the image, just below the name Melissa was written: “THE SLAYER IS COMING.”

There is only one Slayer around the neighbourhood, and that’s our protagonist from DOOM Eternal! However, the date for when it’ll arrive is yet to be revealed.

Nevertheless, it’s time to cue some metal tracks and dance around the demons while obliterating them all, one by one!

Microsoft drops hint at DOOM Eternal for Game Pass
DOOM Eternal | Source: Steam

Another interesting thing to note here is the possibility of the original DOOM hitting the Game Pass and not just 2020’s sequel.

Considering how Microsoft owns id Software and, in turn, Bethesda now, it won’t be too much of a hassle for them to release the two games along with other modern-classics that were previously missing from the library of Game Pass.

Regardless, as it stands, Microsoft is certainly the one taking the lead right now, but how it all plays out in the end, we’re yet to see!

Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs
OS64-bit Windows 7 / 64-Bit Windows 1064-bit Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better, or AMD Ryzen 3 @ 3.1 GHz or betterIntel Core i7-6700K or better, or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X or better
Memory8 GB RAM8 GB RAM
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon R9 280, AMD Radeon R9 290, RX 470NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, NVIDIA GeForce 970, AMD RX 480
GPU VRam3 GB6 GB
Storage50 GB available space50 GB available space

About DOOM Eternal

The armies of hell are have taken over the Earth, and now, humanity stands on the brink of extinction. But if there’s one thing these demons fear, it’s their slayer. The one and only Doomguy!

Launch yourself into the enemy lines and destroy them using your unique and diverse arsenal, saving the Earth and standing tall as its biggest defense line!

After all, it’s the demons stuck here with you and not the other way around!

DOOM Eternal is available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia while The Ancient Gods: Part 1 will be available on October 20, 2020.