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DOOM Eternal delayed until March 2020

Initially slated for a November 22, 2019 release date, DOOM Eternal has been delayed.

According to a press release from Bethesda, the game needs to “live up to our standards of speed and polish” so the company decided to push the game back to a March 20, 2020 release date for Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PC. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will launch sometime after it arrives on the other platforms but a date was not given.

“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,” the statement said.

In addition to the delayed release news, Bethesda also shared that Invasion Mode, which allows players to enter another player’s game as a demon, will release as a free update shortly after launch. For fans who pre-order the game on any platform, DOOM 64 will be included as a bonus download for free, available on March 20, 2020.

With this latest move, Spring 2020 becomes an even bigger release window for major video game titles. The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Watch Dogs Legion, Cyberpunk 2077, and now DOOM Eternal are some of the big games launching in that window.