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One of coolest things about Microsoft’s ZeniMax acquisition is that Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to enjoy a ton of games from Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, and other great developers for a relatively low monthly cost (the service has officially increased from $4.99 to $9.99, but that’s still a steal right?).

While there’s little indication as to when heavy hitters like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are coming, Microsoft has dropped a major hint suggesting that id Software’s latest FPS masterpiece, DOOM Eternal, could be just around the corner.

“Better get excited,” reads a passage from a mock email posted by Xbox Game Pass’s official Twitter account. “Everyone’s gonna go crazy when they hear what I’m about to tell you. Low and behold, REDACTED is coming to the service very soon!”

That message alone didn’t tell anyone much, but Xbox fans later discovered the following message after playing with the contrast: “THE SLAYER IS COMING.” Yep, it looks like the Doom Slayer will be ripping and tearing his way through Xbox Game Pass very soon.

There’s a possibility that Microsoft is actually teasing the reboot, which isn’t on the service on yet, but we have a feeling that DOOM (2016), DOOM Eternal – and maybe even the original DOOM, DOOM 2, DOOM 3, and DOOM 64 – will be available on Xbox Game Pass before the holidays.

During today’s interview with Major Nelson, Pete Hines expressed his eagerness for putting Bethesda’s entire back catalog on the Netflix-like subscription service.

“One of the early mantras that I learned from Todd [Howard] was, we want as many people as possible to play our games,” he said. “It’s a lot of damn work, and a lot of your life that you put into making something, I want as many people to have a chance to experience something that I created as possible.”

“And Game Pass is a great tool to do that for a lot of people, and so, having more of our back catalog, having all of our back catalog, as you said, it’s sort of whatever Phil decides to do, and when, but I think it’s great.”

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  1. If it does, then I’ll give it a go .. played the frick out of 2016 Doom .. not crazy about the purported excessive platforming with Eternal though.
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