Doom Eternal is approaching in great steps, so we are getting to know more and more details about the upcoming FPS. As the game will include unlockable cosmetic items,, some players were justifiably concerned that the title might offer a built-in store with the option to pay using real money. Fortunately, Hugo Martin, creative director at id Software, confirmed in a Facebook comment that Doom Eternal is to be free of any microtransactions. Here's what he had to say:
"No store. Nothing u can unlock in eternal with XP has anything to do with player abilities or content that would impact your game in anyway. The only thing u can unlock with XP is COSMETICS.
Eternal is a $60 game, not a free to play or a mobile game - we are giving u a complete experience with no store just like you'd expect. Unlocking skins with XP is a part of the experience if you care about that stuff or u can completely ignore it and it will have no impact on your experience AT ALL and it's all free."
So, the players can sleep peacefully. Yes, Doom Eternal will offer unlockable skins, but only with XP gained during the game. Those who don't care about them can skip them and it won't affect their game experience in any way.
Doom Eternal will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch. The release date was delayed from November 22, 2019 to March 20, 2020 (Nintendo Switch edition will be available later). Recently we found out that the game is unlikely to launch with ray tracing.