Bethesda Promises To Fix Classic DOOM After Enraging The Internet


Bethesda released the first three Doom games to Nintendo Switch consoles but everyone soon realised it was impossible to play them unless you first made an account at Bethesda.net despite the game having no online component. Naturally, internet rage ensued.


[referenced url=”https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/07/1993s-doom-requires-a-bethesda-account-to-play-on-switch-quickly-becomes-an-internet-joke/” thumb=”https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_ku-large/km0ejjujwfznpnduf5vy.png” title=”1993’s Doom Requires A Bethesda Account To Play On Switch, Quickly Becomes An Internet Joke” excerpt=”Today, Bethesda announced the first three Doom games were all be coming to modern consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. What Bethesda didn’t mention was that you’d first need to create a Bethesda.net account in order to play them.”]

Customers, who’d paid for the classic titles on Nintendo Switch, were forced to create an account and login to Bethesda.net in order to play. This happened despite none of the playable content on the re-released titles requiring internet access.

Bethesda has since suggested the feature was an error and explained the login was meant to be optional. The introduction of the online login feature, according to a tweet by Bethesda, was intended to reward members of the Slayers Club, a Doom customer loyalty program.

The internet was not convinced with Bethesda’s explanation.


https://twitter.com/johnnydork/status/1155194256367267840?s=20
https://twitter.com/9_volt_/status/1155195387143172099?s=20

Bethesda has promised to update everyone as a soon as a fix is available.

[referenced url=”https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/07/the-original-doom-games-are-now-on-switch/” thumb=”https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/t_ku-large/kvqnku9dicgj3nkh0wvj.png” title=”The Original Doom Games Are Now On Switch” excerpt=”Last night listings for the original Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 briefly appeared on the Nintendo eShop, suggesting the trilogy was set to come to Switch as early as today.”]


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