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Doom Eternal delayed to March next year

Doom Eternal delayed to March next year

As such, Doom Eternal is now scheduled to arrive on March 20, 2020.

In a post on the official DOOM Twitter page, id Software said that the decision to delay DOOM Eternal was made to ensure the game meets id's "standards of speed and polish". Id Software's upcoming FPS, that sees you once again take on the role of the Doom Slayer to battle some of hell's most fearsome and demonic forces, was originally due to drop next month, on November 22 - but now the Doom Eternal release date will be March 20, 2020. Sad news, but if delaying the title by a few months means a better game, the wait is worth it.

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Doom Eternal is set to launch on Windows PCs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.

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The ambitious plans for the sequel could partially explain the delay, since id Software is significantly expanding on the previous game using an updated version of the id Tech development engine.

Do note that Doom 64 will also be available for purchase separately. Finally, if there's a silver lining to this announcement, it's that id and Bethesda have added DOOM 64 as a pre-order bonus for Eternal across all platforms - PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

In a spot of good news, however, the company also announced that the rerelease of classic Nintendo 64 series entry DOOM 64 will no longer be restricted to Switch.