'Doom Eternal' has been delayed.

Doom screenplay

Doom screenplay

Developers id Software have announced they are moving the release date for the upcoming first-person shooter game from November 22, 2019 to March 20, 2020.

In a statement id Software explained: "Throughout the development of 'Doom Eternal', our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board.

"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.

"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."

Among the changes they've made include adding Invasion Mode,

"which will allow you to enter another player's game as a playable demon".

This will be released as a free update shortly after the game's launch.

The also confirmed that 'Doom Eternal' for Nintendo Switch will be released later than other platforms.

Meanwhile, 'Doom 64' is going to be rereleased on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, as well as Switch, and it will be released on all platforms on the same date of March 20, 2020.