Doom Eternal screenshot of a close quarters combat

[Update]: Doom Eternal's second gameplay trailer highlights the new weapons and storylines.

Doom Eternal was originally supposed to launch in November of 2019, but according to the latest announcement that's no longer going to be the case. Instead, Doom Eternal will be making its way to both PC and consoles on March 20, 2020.

As for the reason behind this delay, it is thankfully nothing catastrophic. Instead, it would appear that id Software is simply looking to get a few more months of polishing in order to make sure Doom Eternal lives up to its predecessor.

"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," reads the brief announcement. "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."

While I personally have no problem waiting a few extra months in order to receive a fully finished game, releasing Doom Eternal in March is a little bit questionable. There is an absolute ton of potentially amazing games releasing throughout March and early April, so sandwiching Doom Eternal right in the middle of all that seems like a bit of a miss-step. I can only hope this doesn't result in Doom Eternal performing worse than expected, because the world sure could use a few more modern Doom games!

You can learn more about Doom Eternal, as well as follow any future updates, over at the official website.