The upcoming Doom multiplayer add-on comes with new maps, but not at the expense of splitting the player base.
The studio also revealed the release date for Unto the Evil, the games’ first multiplayer add-on. However, id made the very conscious decision not to split the community, as map packs tend to do.
Here’s how it’s doing it. The DLC will launch with a feature it’s calling PartyPlay. Similar to the way PayDay 2, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide and other multiplayer games handle DLC, not everyone will be required to buy Unto the Evil to be able to play on DLC maps.
If you’re in a party with another player who has purchased the add-on and a DLC map comes up in the rotation, you won’t be kicked out. This goes for the rest of the party as well, so long as at least one person in that party owns the add-on.
This is great news for people who don’t feel like dropping money on multiplayer add-ons, but have friends that do. It’s also fantastic for expanding the game’s community, not to mention encouraging team play.
Unto the Evil is out August 5 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.