Bethesda delays Doom Eternal to March 2020
Id says it needs more time to “live up to our standards”
Bethesda has delayed Doom Eternal by four months to March 20, 2020.
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.
It also confirmed that Doom 64 will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC in addition to Switch. Behtesda is adding Doom 64 as a pre-order bonus on all platforms.
For more on the game, see VGC’s recent Doom Eternal interview with id Software executive producer Marty Stratton and creative director Hugo Martin.
Doom Eternal is available to pre-order at Amazon (US) and Game (UK), among other retailers.
Bethesda recently confirmed plans to release a new Fallout software collection for PC called Fallout Legacy on October 25.