This year marks the 25th anniversary of the original Doom, as well as the impending release of Doom Eternal. To mark the occasion, Bethesda has announced that the theme of this year’s QuakeCon will be the «Year of Doom.»
The company wasn’t specific regarding what the festivities would include, other than to say the event will feature «hellish activities and events that look back at a quarter century of demon-stomping and a look forward at what’s to come.» Naturally the event will include the usual slate of panels, hands-on demos, and Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) tournaments.
Registration for QuakeCon will open on April 11 at 10 AM PT, through the official site. The event will take place July 25-28 in Grapevine, TX. General admission is free, while a BYOC entry will be $75 and admission to all the panels and events will cost $125. You can also have a combo ticket for $200, or VIP entry for $400. BYOC purchasers should be advised that this year you won’t be selecting a seat as soon as you register, as seat selection will take place separately at a later date.
Last year’s QuakeCon brought news about Fallout 76, Doom Eternal, and Quake Champions. This year Doom is taking center stage, though it isn’t clear if the company will keep that the singular focus or if it will venture into the wider network of Bethesda franchises. Most recently, Doom Eternal was one of a handful of playable demos available at Google’s Stadia unveiling. We know already that Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield won’t be at E3 this year.