Does anybody remember those Fallout helmets and the tote bag incident? Well, this time it’s Doom super fans that need to get ready for disappointment. There will be no digital lossless version of the soundtrack included in the Doom: Eternal Collector’s Edition at launch.
According to a store listing posted on the Bethesda website for the game the digital version of the soundtrack for Doom: Eternal is not projected to be ready in time to ship to customers on March 20, Doom’s launch day. The Doom (2016) soundtrack that comes with the special edition will be ready at launch, on the other hand. Those who pre-ordered the special edition will still receive their copy of Doom Eternal, a Doom-guy helmet, lore book, and other goodies but will have to wait for some of their tunes. Anyone who wants to cancel their preorder over this can find help here.
The missing soundtrack will be especially annoying to fans in this case because of the quality of the previous game’s music. Doom (2016) had one of the best video game soundtracks of the last five years. The fast-paced heavy metal music dovetailed perfectly with the high-speed action of the game and really helped to elevate Doom (2016) form a great shooter to a great game regardless of genre.
As mentioned at the top, Bethesda, Doom: Eternal’s developer, has had a checkered history with special editions. One special Edition for Fallout 76 shipped with a different tote bag from the one advertised and it took the company an unsatisfying amount of time to make the mistake right with customers. In a different Fallout 76 bundle, a helmet that ships with the Fallout 76 Special Edition needed to be recalled over safety issues.
Who’s canceling over this? It’s not like the soundtrack in the game won’t work. If you want to hear it just play more Doom. Who wants to stop playing Doom to listen to the Doom soundtrack?