After winning our demon slaying hearts thanks to its amazing campaign and breakneck pace, DOOM Eternal
, the latest game in the long-running franchise from id Software
has become the fastest selling DOOM to date. Although exact figures aren't available, in its first week it broke the impressive 100,000 concurrent user ceiling on Steam and became the platform's top seller.
Compared to the well-received DOOM 2016 that concurrent player count is almost double that game's record. And when factoring in console sales and things like not everyone plays the same games at the same time -- DOOM Eternal sales are easilly six-figures. And that's in today's uncertain climate.
“We want to thank our millions of fans for their enthusiastic support of this amazing title,” said Ron Seger, SVP of Global Sales at Bethesda Softworks. “Despite thousands of retail stores closing, we are pleased so many fans have been able to enjoy DOOM Eternal.”
As per our own review
, DOOM Eternal is a masterpiece -- another genre-defining moment for the veteran team at id. "If DOOM 2016 was the proof of concept, DOOM Eternal is the masterwork. A single chord or musical phrase expanded into an all-encompassing symphony of cartoon hyperviolence. An experience that feels quite unlike anything else in the first-person space."