Heads up, gamers. DOOM: Eternal has been delayed to March 2020 unfortunately, and will not be part of Google Stadia’s launch in November.
An update on DOOM Eternal: pic.twitter.com/2LWrfh6e4Z
— DOOM (@DOOM) October 8, 2019
As of October 8, 2019, Bethesda announced that instead of coming out as one of the frontrunner games on the console, DOOM: Eternal will launch on March 20th, 2020 instead.
One perk is that instead of releasing it buggy with issues and patching it later, they are making sure that it comes out as high quality as gamers expect. ID Software cited wanting it to be up to their “standards of speed and polish” and that it should be worth the wait. Given their reputation, it probably will be!
Another perk is that they will also be adding “Invasion Mode” as a free update shortly after launch, where you can play as a demon in someone else’s game!
While that by itself sounds worth the wait, the biggest setback is that Stadia pushed DOOM: Eternal as one of their top titles.
They had it running on a Pixelbook at 60 fps and 1080 at the E3 convention in June 2019, and it was the frontrunner demo game for many gamers at Gamescom 2019. Because of being able to play DOOM: Eternal on Stadia at a convention, the developers of Red Dead Redemption 2 decided to put their title into Stadia’s line up.
For now though, we’ll just have to wait until March 2020 for that title. In the meantime, there are many other games coming out right in November with the console’s release, which is less than a month away. Many of which are top titles that may end up hurting the DOOM franchise. What are your thoughts?