Doom: The Dark Ages Announced for PlayStation 5 in Surprise Xbox Showcase Twist

Los Angeles, CA – Xbox head Phil Spencer recently sat down with IGN Live to discuss the latest announcements from the Xbox Showcase, including the reveal of Doom: The Dark Ages for PlayStation 5. During the interview with IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey, Spencer credited id Software Studio Director Marty Stratton for the decision to bring the game to multiple platforms.

Spencer highlighted the inclusivity of the Doom franchise, stating that everyone deserves the opportunity to play it. He recalled a meeting with Stratton a couple of years ago where the decision was made to make the game available on all platforms. This move aligns with Xbox’s strategy to expand its reach beyond its own consoles.

After much anticipation, Doom: The Dark Ages was officially unveiled at the Xbox Showcase, confirming its release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. This announcement followed a Notepad report detailing Xbox’s plan to bring first-party titles to rival consoles under the internal project name “Project Latitude.”

Xbox’s multi-platform approach began earlier in the year with the announcement of four exclusives heading to rival consoles. The company emphasized the importance of evolving to ensure long-term success for both Xbox and the gaming industry as a whole.

Doom: The Dark Ages is described as a prequel with a dark fantasy and medieval-inspired theme. Players will take on the role of the Slayer as they battle demonic forces in an epic narrative of gods, kings, and monsters. The game is set for release in 2025.

For more details on the Xbox Showcase and exclusive insights from Phil Spencer, readers can visit IGN’s coverage. Stay tuned for updates on this intriguing development in the gaming world.