Bethesda announced today that Doom Eternal will be delayed until March 20, 2020.
“Throughout the development of Doom Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board,” the publisher said in a statement.
“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,” they added.
In addition to shifting the launch date, the company also made a few other announcements. First off, the Nintendo Switch version will not launch alongside the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions. Its launch date will be announced at a later date.
The new Invasion Mode, which allows players to play as a demon, will not be available at launch. It will release as a free update “shortly after launch.”
Lastly, Bethesda says that Doom 64 is being offered as a pre-order bonus for Doom Eternal on all platforms. You’ll be able to download and play the classic game for free just for pre-ordering. Doom 64 will be released on March 20, 2020 on all platforms.