DOOM Eternal gets blasted to March 2020

Sorry fellow DOOM fans, id Software today announced that DOOM Eternal, the action-packed new installment in the popular series, will be kicked back a couple of months to ensure enough time to delivery a better product.

The new release date for DOOM Eternal for the PS4, Xbox One and PC is now March 20, 2020, which shifted from November 22nd, 2019. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch version will come software after that.

They also made a couple of announcements regarding the game, including the availability of DOOM 64 as a pre-order bonus for all platforms, along with a new Invasion Mode that’s in the works and will launch after the main game.

See the note from id below!

A message from id Software on the DOOM Eternal release date:

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