If you’re waiting to rip and tear some demons on Earth and on Mars you might have to wait a bit more because much to our chagrin, the game has been delayed.
An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z
— DOOM (@DOOM) October 8, 2019
The reason for the delay is because they want more time to polish the game as they feel like the game hasn’t reached a level of polish that they’re happy with it. Besides this, they’ve also announced a couple of things.
DOOM Eternal will launch at a later date for the Nintendo Switch and not alongside the other main consoles and PC. This is probably because the team who will work on the port will need more time with the final product to properly get it to work on the Switch.
DOOM 64 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4. It’s finally officially been announced but sadly you’ll have to wait until March 20th to play this as well. It’s currently being given out for free if you pre-order DOOM Eternal.
And finally, the invasion mode that they recently showed off where you could invade the game of other players will be added to the game post-launch as a free update. This is probably another thing they’re trying to polish and also will give players a solid singleplayer experience before they get invaded by people that might slow down the multiplayer experience.
At the end of the day, Id Software did a fantastic job with DOOM 2016 and with the talented team that’s working on the game and from what we’ve seen, I’d happily wait a bit more to get a polished, finished game rather than an unfinished rushed game that may hamper the DOOM experience.
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