There’s some, effectively, doom and gloom information for the DOOM Eternal Switch launch. People will solely have one choice when getting a duplicate. Instead of being accessible each digitally and bodily, just like the 2016 reboot that confirmed up on the system in 2017, it will likely be an eShop unique. There will probably be no bodily launch. [Thanks, IGN!]
IGN discovered concerning the shift instantly from Bethesda, following issues raised by individuals after GameStop allegedly heard concerning the cancellation and was contacting prospects. It was then that individuals turned to the Bethesda Support Twitter account for solutions. Initially, on November 19, 2020, the company said there have been no bulletins and other people ought to watch “official Twitter channels” and its web site for information. It was solely later that Bethesda advised IGN there could be no DOOM Eternal Switch bodily copies.
Here is the total assertion Bethesda supplied:
While DOOM Eternal is 100% on monitor for an imminent digital-only launch on Nintendo Switch, the absence of a bodily launch at retail resulted in cancelled pre-orders
Affected prospects will obtain full refunds and will contact their most well-liked retailer for extra info.
DOOM Eternal is straight away accessible on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. The Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X variations are nonetheless on the way in which, although you’ll solely see digital DOOM Eternal Switch copies by way of the eShop.