In a “we’re tired of the media shitting on us” move, GameStop revealed on Twitter they will be releasing DOOM Eternal on March 19th, a day early.
“As a safety precaution for our customers and associates” in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this move is help “flatten the curve” and lessen the crowds since Animal Crossing: New Horizons was schedule to release the same day as DOOM.
To ensure we adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, we will be selling DOOM Eternal a day early on Thursday, 3/19 as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. Animal Crossing will release on Friday 3/20 to further help separate the crowds.
— GameStop (@GameStop) March 19, 2020
Even though this is a great move in the health and safety of employees and customers, Animal Crossing fans feel left on in the cold…instead of the tropical island they long for and have taken to Twitter to complain.
This is legitimate homophobia I’m not kidding
— georgie ✨🏳️🌈 (@georgiejohn_) March 19, 2020
Still no word if GameStop employees have received a shipment of hand sanitizers to handle the crowds during these release dates.