A delay to the dismemberment, DOOM Eternal heads to 2020, comes with free Doom 64 pre-order bonus

Today, id Software and Bethesda Softworks announced that it has moved DOOM Eternal to March 20, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with the Switch version coming at a later date. To help mitigate the pain of the news, the developer has also offered Doom 64 as a free pre-order bonus for all platforms, which will also come out on March 20 for all platforms.

In regards to the DOOM Eternal delay, developer id Software had this to say:

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.

Check out Travis’ preview of DOOM Eternal, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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