DOOM Eternal Not Eternally Delayed

As is with a lot of games, developers want to make sure they deliver the best they can with the time they have. It seems DOOM Eternal fell victim to this development life-cycle as well, as today, id Software announced that the game will be delayed until March, 20, 2020. All is not lost though, as DOOM 64 is now a pre-order bonus for DOOM Eternal which will see see the same release date.

Read the press release below.

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.

id Software

Written by Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

An avid video game enthusiast who loves collector’s editions, retro gaming & the history of this great hobby.

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