Microsoft surprise announced the addition of ZeniMax Media and its subsidiaries into its Xbox Game Studios group earlier this week, and soon, Xbox Game Pass will gain its first title from one of the studios included in that deal. Confirming a previous tease, id Software’s Doom Eternal will be added into the Xbox Game Pass for Console subscription on October 1, with the PC service incoming later in 2020.
The Doom Slayer's latest escapades released in March this year and went on to break launch sales records, doubling what was achieved with the 2016 Doom. Doom Eternal's story takes the war against hell to Earth, providing the Slayer with more demons to rip and tear using a variety of new upgrades and weaponry.
It's unclear why the PC version is not arriving alongside the Xbox One variant to Xbox Game Pass, but at least it is confirmed to be coming at a later date.
Doom Eternal is also slated to receive its first expansion pack, titled Ancient Gods Part One, on October 20. This new storyline takes place after the base game's campaign and will also be available for purchase via the Microsoft Store for Game Pass players. Doom Eternal is also one of the titles Bethesda promised free next-generation upgrades for, meaning Xbox Series X|S owners will also gain that updated version as a part of the Game Pass subscription.