Ever imagine the Doom Guy as a Doom Girl? The Creative Director for Doom Eternal has given this matter much thought and has described how such a character would fit into the universe of the game.
Hugo Martin of developer id Software recently appeared on an official Twitch stream and offered some thoughts on the idea of a female Doom Slayer.
“I’ve thought about [adding a female Doom Slayer],” he said. “I think if we did it, I’d want it to be lethal. I think it’s interesting how it would impact the Glory Kills and the weapons that she would have. The fighting style [would] certainly [be] all aggression, absolutely, but a different type of aggression.”
Many gamers have questioned why they didn’t simply release a female Doom Slayer as a playable skin. However, Martin revealed that he and other developers would want such a character to be more than just a cosmetic option.
“I would really strive to have it impact the gameplay in a way that was meaningful. […] Tonally, when it comes to designing the action, you think about, ‘if The Slayer is a Ferrari, then what would a female Slayer be? What would a Medieval slayer be?’ How would that effect things and what sort of analogies would you draw from that to allow it to influence the experience? It definitely would be cool.”
While Martin didn’t rule out introducing such a character, he also made no promises. If a female Doom Slayer was introduced into Doom Eternal, it would be the first female playable character in the history of the franchise.