Hell and its demons will have to wait until 2020, as DOOM Eternal has received a delay. Instead of releasing next month, the much anticipated shooter will now launch in March of next year.
The reason for this delay is tough to argue with: The team behind the game needs more time to fully realize their vision, and polish said vision up. Given how this should lead to a better experience, it’s pretty easy to digest, even if the added wait kind of sucks.
In addition to this release date alteration, some other positive changes have been made:
- 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 the same day as the new game, for all platforms.
DOOM Eternal is now set to unleash Hell on March 20, 2020. Not the Switch version, though. It will have its own, later release date.