Monday, 14 October, 2019

Id Software delays 'DOOM Eternal' and announces 'DOOM 64' for other platforms

Doom Eternal delayed to March 2020, Doom 64 now a preorder bonus Doom Eternal delayed until 2020 and you can’t play as a demon at launch
Sandy Mccarthy | 09 October, 2019, 17:55

It's also been confirmed that the Doom 64 port will be released as a pre-order bonus that'll launch for all platforms on March 20th.

The Doom Eternal release date has been postponed, it seems. Now scheduled to release on Friday, March 20, 2020, holding the gruesome shooter back is said to be in favor of giving players the "best experience" possible when they eventually get their hands on it. Developer id Software announced the delay on Twitter, along with a few more changes the team has made.

Doom Eternal was originally expected to release November 22.

Blizzard suspends pro gamer from competition over Hong Kong comments
We will likely find out in a month's time when the company hosts its annual Blizzcon in California where virtual tickets are $50. Blizzard made a decision to withhold Blitzchung's prize money and banned him for a year from participating in any tournaments.

As for the Switch, Doom Eternal will launch on that platform sometime after the rest, with id Software saying it will announced a launch date in the future. Set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, you'll fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities. DOOM 64 will also be launching later than anticipated, also releasing on the 20th of March next year, though Switch owners won't have to wait for that one. These include a planned free update, called "Invasion Mode", that will allow players to "enter another player's game as a playable demon".

Do note that Doom 64 will also be available for purchase separately.

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