DOOM Eternal and Doom 64 Delayed to 2020

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DOOM Eternal and Doom 64 Delayed to 2020

October 8, 2019

By: Robert Grosso

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Id Software
Bethesda Softworks
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March 20, 2020 (Calendar)
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Fans clamoring for id Software's DOOM Eternal will have to wait a little while longer for the game.

Today, id Software announced on the official DOOM twitter that DOOM Eternal will be delayed to March 20th, 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." reads the statement. 

Several other changes were also announced along with the delay of DOOM Eternal. Two key changes regarding the games launch include the games Invasion Mode and the Nintendo Switch version launch. Invasion Mode, which would allow players to enter another player's game as a playable demon, is now a free update released shortly after the games launch. The Nintendo Switch version will also be released after the other platforms, with a currently unknown release date.


One of the biggest changes actually refers to DOOM 64. The long-lost DOOM game, which was recently announced to be coming to consoles such as the Nintendo Switch this November, will now be a pre-order bonus for DOOM Eternal, meaning players will receive DOOM 64 for free across all platforms, meaning the game will now be officially released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC alongside the Switch. As a result, DOOM 64 will be released on the new release date of March 20th across all platforms, serving as a delay for Switch users. 

DOOM Eternal is the fifth main title in the long-running DOOM series, and a direct sequel to the 2016 smash-hit DOOM. Several additions, such as more enemy demon types and 'destructible demons,' where enemy bodies become increasingly mutilated as they take damage. There is also a new lives system, where the Doom Slayer only respawns if he collects enough extra lives in a given level.

What are your thoughts on the delay for DOOM Eternal? Looking forward to the game when it launches? Leave your comments below. 

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