DOOM: The Dark Ages Will Reportedly Be Revealed At The Xbox Games Showcase With A Medieval Theme

So, DOOM: 2024?

Adding to the increasing number of leaks ahead of the June month of gaming showcases for 2024, Insider Gaming is reporting that the next major DOOM game will finally be revealed at the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase, and it will be titled DOOM: The Dark Ages.

The game, which has long been spoken about by leakers and insiders under the working title of DOOM: Year Zero, will also supposedly feature a medieval/dark ages-inspired world, lending itself to the title. IG’s reporting follows earlier word from The Verge’s Tom Warren, as well as a recent trademark filing from publishing parent company, Bethesda, for something called “IDKFA” which is a well-known cheat code that gives players a full suite of items in classic DOOM games.

Interestingly, another frequent (but maybe less reliable) leaker, Nate the Hate, reckons the game will be coming to both Xbox and PlayStation, which is fairly believable in the current Xbox Game Studios climate and definitely what DOOM fans would be hoping for.

We’ll know for sure how accurate these claims are pretty soon. You can see the local times to catch the Xbox Games Showcase in June, which will be directly followed by the Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Direct, below. Or head to our dedicated article on every announced June gaming showcase and when/where to watch it right here.

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  • 3.00 AM AEST (Melbourne/Sydney/Hobart/Canberra/Brisbane)
  • 2.30 AM ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)
  • 1.00 AM AWST (Perth)
  • 5.00 AM NZST (Wellington)

The Xbox Games Showcase will feature games from across Xbox’s swelling portfolio of studios including Activision, Blizzard, Bethesda and of course its Xbox Game Studios, along with titles from third-party partners. The follow-up presentation will be a Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Direct dedicated entirely to this year’s entry in the mammoth franchise.

You’ll be able to catch the show at all of the below channels:

We gave the last major DOOM game, DOOM: Eternal, a huge 10/10 in our review when it launched back in 2020, with James saying, “DOOM Eternal is a bigger and better sequel in practically every way. It has fast and frenetic combat, an unrelenting horde of enemies and some truly epic moments throughout its well-paced campaign. It’s everything a sequel should be and easily one of the best shooters I’ve ever played. Make no mistakes, DOOM Eternal is DOOM at its best.”