Those eager to jump back into the meatgrinders of Hell will have to wait. Doom Eternal has been pushed back from its original release in November to March 20 next year.

The news comes by way of Bethesda, where it was confirmed that id Software would be delaying the title in order to meet the developers "standards of speed and polish". While the news will no doubt be disappointing to those eager to get back to ripping and tearing, the end of this year is already stacked with major game releases and a little extra time in the oven is always preferred over a broken or buggy premature release (other publishers, take note...)

In addition to the delay, Bethesda and id Software also announced that Invasion mode, which sees players taking on the role of a demon and invading another players game, will be released as a free update following launch. The studio also confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version will not release at the same tie, but will instead see its release date confirmed at a later date.

Taking away a bit of the sting, Bethesda also announced that Doom 64 will be included as a pre-order bonus on all platforms and will also be released on March 20, 2020.

Doom Eternals new release date puts it smack bang in the middle of two other massive releases next year, with The Last of Us 2 releasing in February, and Cyberpunk 2077 following in April.

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