Is Doom The Dark Ages Releasing on PS5? – Answered

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One of the most thrilling reveals from the Xbox Games Showcase—and there were many—was Doom: The Dark Ages. It launches sometime in 2025, and features everyone’s favorite Doom Guy but sent back in time to medieval ages. But more importantly, is Doom: The Dark Ages on PS5?

Can You Play Doom: The Dark Ages on PS5?

Alongside PC and Xbox Series X|S, Phil Spencer confirms Doom: The Dark Ages will launch simultaneously on PlayStation 5. Their goal, specifically id Software, is to ensure the first-person shooter franchise remains available to all players, no matter their system.

On the topic, Spencer said:

DOOM is definitely one of those franchises that has a history of so many platforms… It’s a franchise that I think everyone deserves to play. When I was in a meeting with Marty a couple years ago, I asked Marty what he wanted to do, and he said he wanted to sell it on all platforms. Simple as that.”

It’s becoming less necessary to own a specific console to play your favorite titles. This decision will likely have repercussions on the industry, but it’s still early days.

Doom Games in Chronological Order

In case you want to catch up on the franchise before the upcoming release of Doom: The Dark Ages, here’s a rundown of the mainline entries in chronological order:

  • Doom (1993)
  • Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994)
  • Final Doom (1996)
  • Doom 64 (1997)
  • Doom 3 (2004)
  • Doom (2016)
  • Doom: Eternal (2020)

If you’re not accustomed to the old-school graphics of the original titles, there’s nothing wrong with starting your Doom adventure in 2016’s reboot!

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