Back in June we got the news that id Software would be releasing Doom Eternal, the sequel to 2016’s Doom, on November 22. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case as the company has taken to Twitter to release a statement pushing back the release date until 2020.
Despite being originally slated for release next month, id Software’s statement said the company aimed to ‘deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board,’ but in order for Doom Eternal to meet id’s ‘standards of speed and polish’ the launch has been pushed back to March 20, 2020.
An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z
— DOOM (@DOOM) 8 October 2019
To counter-act the inevitable disappointment this statement will bring, id also announced ‘Invasion Mode’, where users can enter another player’s game and play as a demon, will be coming as a free update ‘shortly after launch’. On top of that, Doom 64 is now an added bonus for those who pre-order Doom Eternal, with that game also releasing March 20 next year.
Finally, if you had your eye on Doom Eternal for Nintendo Switch, the game will still be coming to this platform but it won’t be launching at the same time as the PC, Xbox and PlayStation versions. Instead, it will be coming sometime after the general release, but no date has yet been specified.
KitGuru says: Game delays are never ideal, but I think almost everyone would rather wait an extra few months and have a game that works properly, instead of a company rushing to meet a pre-announced date. I’ve been looking forward to Doom Eternal for a while but I’ll be waiting a few months more.