Microsoft has confirmed that DOOM Eternal will be one of the next big hitters to be available on Xbox Game Pass, and the game will be available from October 1st. DOOM Eternal will first be available on Xbox One consoles and will then come to PC later in 2020. While this may have been planned for a while, it now comes with the added bonus for Microsoft that DOOM is now part of its first party studio game portfolio, after acquiring ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion.
The deal means that all games created Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios will all be available day one on Xbox Game Pass. There were questions about games from those studios that were multiplatform or exclusives elsewhere. Microsoft has already confirmed that this deal does not impact the exclusivity of Deathloop or Ghostwire: Tokyo as PS5 timed exclusives, and The Elder Scrolls Online will still be running for all platforms.
In our review for DOOM Eternal, Miguel wrote: