Doom Eternal has been delayed to March 2020, Bethesda today confirmed.
Now expected on 20 March 2020, Bethesda advised the delay was made to “deliver the best experience… [living] up to our standards of speed and polish.”
To remove some of the pain of the announcement, Bethesda also confirmed that Invasion Mode, which allows a player the chance to enter another’s game as a playable demon, will be offered as a free update “shortly after launch.”
Moreover, Doom 64 will be offered as a pre-order bonus on all platforms… also meaning that Doom 64 will be available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 alongside the Switch release that was already announced. Doom 64 heads to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch on 20 March 2020 alongside Doom Eternal.
It’s worse news for Switch fans, though — Doom Eternal “for Nintendo Switch will release after the other platforms,” Bethesda said, though a specific date was not given.