Doom 2016 allowed players to build their own maps, thanks to the nifty Snapmap mode. It seems like Doom: Eternal is ditching the feature entirely in favor of single player DLC.
id’s Marty Stratton told PCGamesN that Snapmap feature won’t return in Doom: Eternal, But in exchange, Stratton also confirmed that instead of SnapMap, id Software will release single player DLC for the game after the launch.
“Right now we don’t plan on bringing SnapMap back into DOOM Eternal,” Stratton said. “We’re really focusing those resources on doing some of the things that players wanted more from us post-launch.”
This is great news, as one of Doom 2016’s biggest complaints (at least for us) was its lack of post launch single player content. The DLCs for Doom 2016 was limited to the multiplayer mode.
“One of the big criticisms – and even if I could go back and do it again – I think we’d do campaign DLC after launch. People really wanted that. They wanted stuff created by us. SnapMap was really cool. I loved it. But it didn’t really scratch that itch for people. But we know we can,” Stratton said.
It’s nice to see id listen to fan feedback and focus more on what Doom always did better; a strong single player campaign and map packs. Doom games are well known for their official and unofficial post launch content. Brings us back to all those WADs.
“This time around we’re gonna bet on ourselves, and making content that we know people want – because they’ve asked for it a lot since 2016. And that’s what a lot of those resources are going to go towards.”
We always wanted more Doom and it seems like we’ll be getting them soon enough.