id Software announced today that their upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal has been delayed from its original November 22nd, 2019 launch, along with the upcoming HD console ports of Doom 64. These titles will now release on March 20th, 2020.
The studio states:
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 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 to shifting the DOOM Eternal launch date, we’ve made a couple 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 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.
There you have it, Doom Eternal and Doom 64 will launch on March 20th, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia, with the Nintendo Switch port of Doom Eternal coming later in 2020; however, Doom 64 will now come with all pre-orders of Doom Eternal. While Google has been using the title to demonstrate their upcoming Google Stadia streaming platform, the title will now miss the platform’s November 2019 launch.
Doom Eternal will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia on March 20th, 2020, with a Nintendo Switch release slated for a 2020 release. Doom 64 originally released for Nintendo 64 on April 4th, 1997, the HD remaster will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on March 20th, 2020.