Update [Fri 20th Nov, 2020 04:30 GMT]: Surprise, surprise – the physical version of Doom Eternal for the Nintendo Switch has been cancelled. This game will now be a “digital-only” release. Here’s a full response from Bethesda:
“While Doom Eternal is 100% on track for an imminent digital-only release on Nintendo Switch, the absence of a physical release at retail resulted in cancelled pre-orders. Affected customers will receive full refunds and should contact their preferred retailer for more information. Stay tuned for much more information coming later this month.”
Original article [Fri 20th Nov, 2020 04:00 GMT]: GameStop has reportedly been calling customers who pre-ordered Doom Eternal for the Nintendo Switch to let them know the game has been cancelled. Bethesda’s support account on Twitter addressed this with the following response:
“We have not made any announcements on Doom Eternal being cancelled for Switch.”
So has this anticipated release really been axed on the hybrid platform? We think it’ll be just fine. While Bethesda’s message doesn’t really clarify much, GoNintendo’s Kevin Cassidy has been much more upfront, stating how any issues might just be tied to the game’s physical release.
“While I can’t say specifics just yet, and I also can’t say specifically who gave me info, I will say that I have 99.9% reason to believe that DOOM Eternal on Switch is alive and well. All I can say is that my reason for believing the game isn’t cancelled comes from an official source close to the project. If there’s any truth to this news from GameStop at all, perhaps it’s tied to physical release plans, and not the game overall.”
If you’re still concerned, back in September, id Software’s Marty Stratton mentioned how Doom Eternal for Switch was “very close” to release.
Have you been holding out for Doom Eternal on Nintendo’s system? What do you make of this latest update? Leave a comment down below.