Don’t expect id Software‘s game, DOOM Eternal to launch in November; it is coming a bit later…
„Throughout the development of DOOM Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board. To make sure we’re delivering the best experience—for DOOM Eternal to live up to our standards of speed and polish—we’ve decided 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 game will deliver a gaming experience that is well worth the wait.
In addition to shifting the game 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 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 game. 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,” id Software’s and Bethesda’s statement read on Twitter.
So it’s likely that the date was pushed back to 2020 so that Bethesda can double dip with Doom Eternal, as in late 2020, both the PlayStation 5 (which is now officially the name of the next-gen Sony console) and the Xbox Project Scarlett will launch. Doom 64, which has been a Nintendo 64-exclusive for decades, is now coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as well as the Nintendo Switch… but it’s also coming on March 20.
Doom Eternal, out on March 20, 2020, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Switch port is coming at a later date.
An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z
— DOOM (@DOOM) October 8, 2019
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