Doom Eternal has been delayed. In an announcement this afternoon developer iD software confirmed that the game, which was due to release in late November, will now launch on March 20, 2020.
In its statement, iD says that “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.”
iD also says that the game’s Invasion Mode, which allows players to enter other people’s games as a playable demon, will not release with the game, but will arrive with a free update “shortly after launch.” The Switch version of the game will also release after Doom Eternal’s arrival on other major platforms, while Doom 64 will be available on all platforms at launch as a pre-order bonus.
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The developer acknowledges that “many fans will be disappointed by this delay,” and says that “we’re grateful to every Doom fan for your dedication and support.”