lists March 20, 2020 as the release date for DOOM Eternal
, the shooter
sequel that was previously expected next
. A tweet
by id Software
also announces the game's Invasion Mode will now come "soon"
after the release as a free update, the Switch edition will be delayed even
further, and that DOOM 64
is now coming to all platforms as a preorder
bonus. Here's the explanation:
Throughout development of DOOM Eternal, our
goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across
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's worth the wait.
In addition to shifting the DOOM Eternal launch date, we've made a couple of
other changes we wanted you to know about:
- Invasion Mode, which will allow you to enter
another player's games as a playable demon, will release as a free update
shortly after launch.
- DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch will release
after 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.