It seems that id Software’s demon-slaying shooter Doom Eternal has been delayed. The game, which was supposed to be released on 22 November, has now been delayed to 20 March 2020. The studio broke the news on Twitter with a statement saying they need more time to give players the best experience. Along with the news that the game is being delayed, they also revealed some new information about it, including a new mode that will be added.
The new mode is called Invasion and will be added to the game after release as a free update. This mode will allow players to enter another player’s game as a playable demon and reek chaos. They’ve also announced that those who pre-order Doom Eternal will also get Doom 64 as bonus for all platforms. This is big news as it was originally a Nintendo Switch exclusive. They also gave an update on the Nintendo Switch version of the game, saying that this version of the game will be delayed and released at an unknown future date.
Although this news has come out of nowhere, it’s always better to wait for a game to be polished instead of a rushed release. The game will be released on the same day as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so at least Switch owners will have something to play on the day in place of Doom. If you still want to get your Doom fix ahead of the game’s release though, you can still play the original trilogy on PC or any current-generation console.
Hopefully, id Software is able to use the extra time to ensure they provide players with an absolutely amazing experience. With Doom 2016 being regarded as one the best shooters in recent years, Doom Eternal promises to be better. Doom Eternal will release on 20 March 2020 on the Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia and at a later date the Nintendo Switch.
What do you think of Doom Eternal’s delay?