The release of Doom Eternal on Nintendo Switch is still a viable project, however, it will only come out in digital format, as stated by the publisher Bethesda.
Some time ago, Gamestop began to cancel the pre-orders of Doom Eternal, starting to make all fans of the title suspicious, also because the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions have already been available for several months, while the Nintendo Switch version was not. Many, therefore, had feared for its cancellation.
“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.”
These are the statements of a Bethesda spokesperson. The software house also stated that customers who pre-ordered the game will receive “full refunds.” Between the long wait and Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda, fans of the hybrid system of Nintendo had reason to worry that the game would not launch on the console.
At the moment, in fact, not much is known about the Switch version, and it is not certain about the availability of the wonderful DLC released a few months ago, Ancient Gods. If the physical version is in strong doubt at the moment, the digital version is likely to arrive very soon.
However, keep in mind that the size of the game is quite huge for the Nintendo Switch. Most likely, therefore, it will be necessary to change the Switch memory cards that come “only” to 32 GB, unless Bethesda does an excellent job of optimization.
Doom Eternal is one of the best first-person shooters of this generation, so much so that it is also one of the possible titles that will be awarded at the forthcoming Game Awards 2020 on December 10th.