DOOM Eternal (PC, PS4, Xbox One Versions) Delayed to March, 2020
First, the good news – if you pre-order DOOM Eternal you’re going to also get DOOM 64, free of charge, on March 20, 2020!
The bad news? That’s also the new release date for DOOM Eternal on PC, PS4, and Xbox One after the team at id Software decided to extend the launch date to make sure they can get it polished up to the standards they – and gamers – expect from the storied franchise.
Nintendo Switch owners hoping to get into the demon-slaying action will have to wait a little longer than that, though, as no release date has been set for the Switch version at this time. Pre-orders of that version will get DOOM 64 on March 20th to hold them over, however, so it’s not all bad.
Here’s the press release:
Throughout the development of DOOM Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board.
To make sure we’re delivering the best experience — for DOOM Eternal to live up to our standards of speed and polish — we’ve made the decision to extend our launch date by a few months to March 20, 2020. We know many fans will be disappointed by this delay, but we are confident that DOOM Eternal will deliver a gaming experience that is worth the wait.
In addition to shifting the DOOM Eternal launch date, we’ve made a couple other changes we wanted you to know about:
- Invasion Mode, which will allow you to enter another player’s game as a playable demon, will release as a free update shortly after launch.
- DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch will release after the other platforms. We will announce that date in the future.
- DOOM 64 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in addition to Nintendo Switch. We are adding DOOM 64 as a pre-order bonus for DOOM Eternal on all platforms so you’ll be able to download and play this classic game, for free, just for pre-ordering DOOM Eternal. DOOM 64 will be released on March 20, 2020 on all platforms.
We are grateful to every DOOM fan for your dedication and support – we can’t wait to rip-and-tear right alongside you.