Yesterday Bethesda announced the postponement of DOOM Eternal to 2020: the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions will be released on March 20 while the Nintendo Switch edition is currently without a release date.
This does not mean that it has been canceled, indeed, the publisher has confirmed that Eternal DOOM for Switch will be released in the next year: ” DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch will be published after the other platforms. We will announce the date in the future. “
The reasons behind the postponement (DOOM Eternal was initially planned for November 2019) are related to the desire to improve some aspects of production: ” During the development of DOOM Eternal, our goal was to create a game that was capable of exceeding your expectations across the board. To make sure you develop the best possible experience – so that DOOM Eternal meets our speed and cleanliness standards – we have made the decision to move the launch date a few months up to 20 March 2020. We are aware that many fans will be disappointed with this delay, but we are convinced that DOOM Eternal will offer a gaming experience worth waiting for. “
The company has confirmed that all those who book the game will receive a copy of DOOM 64, also available individually from 20 March 2020.