Originally slated to release in time for this holiday season, DOOM Eternal has officially been delayed and is now scheduled to launch on March 20, 2020.
The game's developer, id Software, announced the delay and told fans that the decision to delay the game was "for DOOM Eternal to live up to our standards of speed and polish."
id went on to state that the game's Invasion Mode, a newly added mode to the franchise that grants players the ability to play as a demon and terrorize someone else's game, will not be ready in time for launch and will instead be delivered via update sometime after release. Finally, players looking to bring hell on the go will have to wait a little longer due to the Nintendo Switch version of the game releasing sometime "after the other platforms."
Nevertheless, it's not all doom and gloom for fans of the demon-slaying franchise, as id Software also provided some positive news with the announcement that DOOM 64 will be offered as a pre-order bonus on all platforms and will be available the same day as Eternal.
Published by Bethesda Softworks and developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal is the sequel to the franchise's critically acclaimed 2016 reboot DOOM. Players can take on the role of the Doom Slayer and fend off Earth's demonic invasion when the game launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC next year.
(via Screen Rant)