It looks like id’s Doom Eternal, which came out six months ago, will be the first big Bethesda title to hit Game Pass in the wake of Microsoft’s monumental acquisition.
As spotted by Wario64 on Twitter, the Xbox Game Pass account has posted a phony email screenshot with hidden text that reads: “The Slayer is coming.” This is visible if you take the image and enhance the contrast. “Better get excited,” Xbox’s mock email reads. “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!”
There are currently no Doom titles on Game Pass, though the 2016 Doom used to be part of the library. While Doom Eternal is obviously what they’re teasing here—it’s relatively new and hasn’t been on Game Pass before—it’s possible that we could see the entire Doom series arrive on Game Pass at once. After all, every Doom title is available on Xbox One now, including Doom 64.
Microsoft announced on Monday that it was acquiring ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, along with publisher Bethesda Softworks and all of their associated game studios. Doom developer id Software is a big part of that equation, especially given the massive commercial and critical success of the 2016 reboot.
Expect to see Doom Eternal on Game Pass within the next week or so.