Is Doom Eternal Coming to Switch on March 20th?

Switch Slayers! Are you hyped by Doom Eternal yet? Don't get too excited too soon, as there is some information floating around that might make you believe that the game is coming for Switch at the same time as all the other platforms. Originally, it was set to come out "later" than the rest. Did that change? Or is the internet simply confused?

Doom Eternal

Two years and a half after the release of the 2016 version of Doom (May 13th), the new entry on the franchise, Doom Eternal is finally set to be released on March 20th, 2020. This new date was set since October the 8th, 2019, when id Software announced that the game needed to be delayed from its original release date of November 22, 2019. 

Original delay announcement

Announcement from id Software on October 8th, 2019

And while we are glad that the new date was (so far) set in stone, and that the delay wasn’t really that bad, we need to address some confusion that might arise when it comes to release dates. The official announcement stated that the new release date was for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It did also specify, however, that the release date for the Nintendo Switch would be set for a “later date” without specifying just how much later. 

On January 14th, Bethesda released a second official trailer for Doom Eternal, which was also uploaded by the Stadia YouTube account, indicating that the game would also be released on the new Google service. However, no further announcement has been made as far as the Switch goes. Confusion may have arisen from all the months waiting for the game, but if one were to search the words “Doom Eternal Switch release date” on Google, they would find, as of right now, the Switch being listed as a platform to release the game on March 20th, along with all other platforms.

Doom Eternal Switch release date search

Doom Eternal Switch release date search

After noticing this, I started to search everywhere for an official announcement from id Software regarding the Switch release date, without any luck. And I even found it listed on some other news site as well. Running another simple search like “Doom Eternal release date” yields the following result on top:

Doom Eternal release date search

Doom Eternal release date search

So if you are one of the slayers waiting for Doom Eternal to be released on Switch soon, we hope you didn’t get misguided by this easily available information that seems to be factually incorrect. We still don’t have any word as to when exactly the game might be released for Switch and probably won’t know for a while. The definitive proof that the game won’t be released on Switch on March 20th can be found on the official second trailer. As is customary, it lists the platforms the game is coming for, and unfortunately, the Switch is not listed. 

Second Official trailer still

This is a still from the trailer released today.

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