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Doom Eternal breaks franchise launch records, reaches over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam

Doom Eternal Launch Trailer
Doom Eternal Launch Trailer (Image credit: Bethesda)

Doom Eternal Launch Trailer

Source: Bethesda (Image credit: Source: Bethesda)

What you need to know

  • Doom Eternal is the latest first-person shooter from id Software.
  • According to published Bethesda Softworks, Doom Eternal broke franchise launch records.
  • Doom Eternal also crossed 100,000 concurrent users on Steam.
  • Doom Eternal is set to release on Nintendo Switch sometime in the future.

Doom Eternal just hit a few days ago and it is already putting up some impressive sales achievements. According to Gematsu, Bethesda Softworks has announced that Doom Eternal broke franchise launch records, achieving "double the launch revenue" of the previous game which released in 2016.

Additionally, Doom Eternal reached over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam. Doom Eternal is currently available on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, with a Nintendo Switch release coming sometime at an unknown point in the future.

If you haven't checked out Doom Eternal yet, our Senior Xbox Editor Jez Corden wrote our review, saying "If you loved DOOM 2016, you simply have to buy DOOM Eternal. The gunplay achieves all-new heights, with new gore mechanics, spectacular new weaponry, and varied demons from DOOM's vast back catalog (as well as some new ones, no spoilers though, sorry!)"

Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance gaming writer who started working for iMore and its sister sites Windows Central and Android Central in July 2019. He handles news, previews, reviews, and exclusive original reporting, and has also been featured on TechRadar.

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