The year 2019 is nearing its end and one of the most anticipated fall games for metal heads with an obsession for blood, gore and badass first-person combat was Doom Eternal. Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated sequel to the franchise's 2016 rebirth is no longer coming out this November as it's been delayed until March 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Bethesda's Doom (2016) was one of the best games of the year thanks to its hellacious combat and satisfying obsession with gore, and Doom Eternal is poised to be more of the same as outlets such as Gamesradar have praised it for being "smarter, faster and somehow bloodier."
Alas, you won't be able to play it next month which is a real bummer as March 2020 is already packed with a number of incredibly anticipated titles.
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Why was Doom Eternal delayed until March, 2020?
ID Software haven't provided a specific reason as for why Doom Eternal has been delayed until March 2020 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
With that being said, they made the announcement through a Twitter post which stated that the release date has been pushed back so they can achieve their goal of "delivering the best experience."
This is no doubt disappointing for fans who just want to chew bubble gum and brutally kill things while listening to heavy metal, but there is a pro to the delay.
As announced by Bethesda in the same Twitter post, they are adding Doom 64 on PS4, Xbox One and PC as a pre-order incentive. This will be released on March 20, 2020 simultaneously with Doom Eternal.
Fans react to Doom Eternal delay
Fans have reacted to the Doom Eternal delay on Twitter in predictable fashion. There are of course those who are disappointed, but the majority of the gaming community have approved the delay so Bethesda and ID can make the best game possible.
A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad - Shigeru Miyamoto.— seelefantman (@seelefantman) 8 October 2019
The delay is of course disappointing as there isn't a single person alive who wouldn't want to shoot things and ask questions never sooner rather than later, but delays are ultimately good news rather than bad.
ID can use the extra time to perfect the game before launch, rather than release it incomplete and requiring multiple patches/updates. The only downside to its new release date is that March 2020 is already stuffed with the likes of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Watch Dogs 3 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Then again November has Death Stranding.
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Doom Eternal launches for PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 20, 2020. It will release for Nintendo Switch a later date.
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