id Software dev talks Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal releasing on the same day, shares his excitement

Time for a crossover!

March 20th, 2020 is going to be a very interesting day. DOOM Eternal is set to launch on PC/PS4/XB1, and is sure to be one of the goriest games we've ever seen. On that very same day, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is hitting the Switch, and it couldn't be any further from the DOOM Eternal experience. However you look at it, March 20th, 2020 is a great day for gamers!

In an interview with GameSpot, DOOM Eternal director Hugo Martin talked about both games having the same release date, and also shared his excitement for Animal Crossing.

"I think it's awesome and it speaks to the amazing diversity that we see in games today. I honestly root for other games and other studios.. I'm so proud to work in the game industry and the fact that two games that are so completely different, getting a ton of press, come out on the same day. It's an incredible time to be in development and I'm excited to play Animal Crossing."


It would be nice for them to also acknowledge that Doom is also coming to Switch despite not being advertised as so.

it's not being advertised in the trailers mentioning the release date. Some people would be pissed by thinking it woulc come out in march, just for them to later discover that it was delayed for the Switch until god knows when.

Outside of the Switch version being delayed for polish, I think it would have been foolish to put that up against Animal Crossing by way of same release date. Doom would have been crushed on the Switch when compared to AC. I for one would have put Doom on the back burner, since we all know within a few months that thing would be on sale. AC price ain’t going nowhere.


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