As part of a larger WAD initiative
The recent Doom and Doom II re-releases on modern consoles are about to get significantly bigger in a technically-unofficial-but-official-enough way. Bethesda is adding support for community-created WADs via a curated add-ons menu, opening the door for all sorts of mods to join the official campaigns.
It’s starting with a couple that are endorsed by Bethesda (or at least endorsed by id Software). Final Doom and John Romero’s Sigil are coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One sometime soon. Both of them have interesting resting spots within the Doom canon.
Final Doom is a two-campaign fan game that’s made up of “TnT: Evilution” and “The Plutonia Experiment.” It’s a Doom II mod that was eventually bought by id Software and sold commercially. (Sidebar: Final Doom was my first PC shooter and I just learned a few years ago that it wasn’t actually an official Doom game.)
Sigil is a recent creation by John Romero, and it’s yet another continuation of the original Doom. Sigil is the long-awaited fifth episode, after Ultimate Doom‘s “Thy Flesh Consumed” chapter expanded on the story back in 1995. This represents one of Romero’s newest works, as Sigil just launched in May 2019.
Apart from WAD support (including Final Doom and Sigil), owners of the recent Doom or Doom II ports will get an option for a locked 60fps and aspect ratio options. Further, Doom II owners are finally receiving the “No Rest for the Living” add-on that didn’t come bundled with the original version. Bethesda hasn’t yet dated this big free update, but notes that it’s coming “soon.”