With the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018, commonly known as E3 just a couple of months away, Bethesda, the developer of the Doom franchise has teased the next installment in the series called Doom 2: Hell on Earth. The Senior Vice President of Marketing at Bethesda has recently hinted at a sequel to the game called “DOOM” that was released in 2016. He stated that E3 is going to be “Hell on Earth” for the company. It is interesting to note that the 1994 released Doom II game was also called Doom 2: Hell on Earth so we can expect a sequel to release this year by the same name.
“I couldn’t give you any guesses as to what we’re going to announce and when those games will be out. But I will say, we have a lot of new stuff to talk about at E3. Whether or not folks realize it, this is the hell on Earth time for us with E3. We are in the midst of so much planning and work for all of that content but I’m really excited,” Pete Hines from Bethesda said when he was asked about what could be expected from the company during the second half of 2018 by gaming blog Dual Shockers.
He also said “I think we have a lot of stuff that folks are going to like. To my earlier comment, it’s going to be a big mix of stuff that’s all over the place. It’s not going to be like all [one] kind of game or genre. It’s going to be a lot of stuff in a lot of different areas and hopefully, there’s something in there for everybody.”
The 2016 released Doom game was a critical and commercial success so a sequel to the game is no surprise for us. Also, E3 would be the best place for Bethesda to release the game as there are a lot of games lined up for release in the second half of the year. With games like Red Dead Redemption 2, FIFA 19 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 lined up this year post-June 2018, Doom 2: Hell on Earth may not get the exposure it needs if it is released late in the year.