What you need to know

  • Doom Eternal now has a release date of March 20, 2020.
  • The title is a first-person shooter with plenty of gore.
  • The team delayed the game to polish up the experience.
  • You can preorder the game for $60 at Amazon.

Doom Eternal is an upcoming first-person shooter that continues the story of the reboot. It looks absolutely spectacular on Xbox One X and should provide plenty of single-player and multiplayer enjoyment. In addition to Xbox One, Doom Eternal should be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It was also announced for Google Stadia a few months ago.

Unfortunately, the game has been delayed for all platforms, with the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 versions launching on March 20, 2020 now. You can read a statement from the developer below.

Throughout the development of Doom Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board. To make sure we're delivering the best experience — for Doom Eternal to live up to our standards of speed and polish — we've made the decision to extend our launch date by a few months to March 20, 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. In addition to shifting the Doom Eternal launch date, we've made a couple of other changes we wanted you to know about.

You can read about the new additions below.

  • Invasion Mode: Invasion Mode allows you to enter another player's game as a playable demon. This will be a free update shortly after launch.
  • Doom Eternal for Nintendo Switch: The port will release after the other platforms. There's no concrete release date yet.
  • Doom 64: Doom 64 is coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 in addition to Nintendo Switch. It's going to be a preorder bonus.

Curiously enough, Google Stadia was absent from the statement. We reached out to Bethesda for clarification, and a spokesperson for the company said that contrary to what Google said, no release date was ever announced for Doom Eternal on Stadia, so it wasn't a launch title. They had nothing else to share at this time.

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What do you think of the delay? Which platform are you going to play on? Let us know. The game is Xbox One X Enhanced and seems to utilize dynamic resolution on the system. This means that the resolution can fluctuate from 4K to a lower value, but the frame rate is locked to 60 frames per second.

Related: Our full DOOM Eternal Xbox One review

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Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal is the next frenetic iteration in the long-running franchise. Set for launch in 2020, the game aims to bring even more fast-paced action to consoles and PC with new enemies, story, multiplayer modes, and more.



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