id Software has revealed that their next game in the Doom franchise, Doom Eternal, has been delayed.
Doom Eternal, which was scheduled for a November release, has been delayed to March 2020. In the official statement posted on id’s official Twitter account for the game, the developer revealed that it will be delayed but that this was to ensure that the final product lived up to the expectations of fans.
“Throughout the development of Doom Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board, the statement reads. 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.”
An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z
— DOOM (@DOOM) October 8, 2019
The developer also mentioned that they are fully aware that this news would disappoint fans but that they are confident that the game will deliver everything it promises when it finally releases.
“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.”
Along with the news of the delay, id Software also confirmed that the game’s new invasion mode would release shortly after the game’s initial launch. The mode will be released in the form of a free update.
Personally, we don’t mind waiting a few more months for the game as recently it’s become more prevalent for some developers to rush what feels like unfinished games to the market. If id needs more time to make Doom Eternal the best game it can be, then we are all for it.