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QuakeCon 2019 will mark the ‘Year of Doom’

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Bethesda and id Software have big Doom plans

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id Software’s annual QuakeCon will celebrate Doom in a big way this year. In fact, id and Bethesda Softworks are calling this year’s fan gathering QuakeCon: Year of Doom.

QuakeCon 2019 will commemorate the Doom series’ 25th anniversary as part of the four-day event, which will include “Doom-inspired activities, events, exclusives, developer panels, hands-on demos, new information about Doom Eternal, and a few surprises we aren’t quite ready to talk about,” organizers said. Doom Eternal is due sometime in 2019, so that game will obviously be a big focus for this year’s QuakeCon, just as the game was at last year’s show.

Given that the event is named after another id shooter, organizers assured fans that Quake will also get plenty of attention in the form of tournaments and the traditional bring-your-own-computer LAN party.

QuakeCon 2019, aka Year of Doom, will take place July 25-28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, Texas. The event is free and open to the public. Registration for the event will open on April 11 at QuakeCon.org.