After the initial wave of excitement yesterday when DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 launched on Switch by surprise, the mood was dampened considerably when everyone realized that online BethesdaNet logins were required for DOOM and DOOM II. Thankfully, Bethesda has recognized the backlash and will be making the login optional. They announced as such from their Twitter account this morning.

After the login fiasco from yesterday, it is reassuring that Bethesda is willing to backtrack so quickly in order to give players what they want. Once the requirement change goes through, everyone will be able to enjoy the franchise’s original titles on the go without jumping through any hoops.

In the meantime, the DOOM franchise seems to be continuing its 25th-anniversary celebration with more classic content. Yesterday, a PEGI rating for a DOOM 64 port emerged, which may suggest another surprise launch is coming soon. This time, hopefully, any BethesdaNet functionality will be optional from the get-go.

What does all of this mean to you? Were you bothered by the mandatory login in the first place? Will you now be picking up these classic FPS titles? Do you feel reassured by Bethesda rolling this back, or will you continue to be wary of future ports by them? Let us know in the comments.

Andrew Rockett
I'm the Reviews Editor here at Nintendo Enthusiast, and I'm a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to talk games old and new.


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