Bethesda has revealed that Doom reviews won’t be appearing until at least launch day on Friday, May 13.
In a statement sent to IGN about Doom review copies, Bethesda explained that, since the servers won’t be live until Friday, they won’t be sending the game out ahead of time:
DOOM is a robust game comprised of a single-player campaign, online multiplayer, and SnapMap. We believe all three elements are important parts of the complete DOOM experience, and are meant to be experienced as part of a complete package. As DOOM’s SnapMap and multiplayer modes both require access to a server that won’t be live prior to launch, review copies will arrive on launch day.
As detailed last week, Doom’s servers go live on May 13 at 12am local time in Europe and 12am ET in North America.
Additionally, digital pre-loads for Doom on PlayStation 4 will be available on May 11 at 12am local time in Europe and 12am ET in North America. It requires a roughly 50GB install.
Will you be getting Doom on Friday?