Sigil, John Romero's spiritual successor to Ultimate Doom, is delayed again

Sigil, the John Romero-authored "unofficial spiritual successor" to Ultimate Doom that was announced late last year, has been pushed back yet again. It was originally supposed to be out in February 2019, but was delayed into April because of problems with the planned physical release. Now April is here and it has slipped yet again, for the same reason, to the first week of May. 

The good news for fans is that the Sigil megawad is finished, and will still be free for everyone once it's out. But because Romero wants to ensure that people paying for the boxed editions have a fair first crack at it, the free release won't go out until a week after the paid release. 

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Romero didn't specify which piece of the physical edition of Sigil is causing trouble, but given that we still don't have an image of the pewter statue of John Romero's head on a spike—included with the $166 Beast Box version—that's where I'd put my money if I was a betting man. For any practical purposes, it doesn't matter, as both the Beast Box and the standard boxed release are sold out. 

A solid release date hasn't been set yet either, but other details are available at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.