In a statement issued via its social channels, the game’s developer Id Software said it needed more time to “live up to our standards of speed and polish.”
Doom Eternal for Switch will release after other platforms.
“Throughout the development of Doom Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board,” it said.
“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.”
In addition, Id announced Invasion, a mode which will allow players to enter another player’s game as a playable demon, will release as a free update shortly after release.
Bethesda recently confirmed plans to release a new Fallout software collection for PC called Fallout Legacy on October 25.