Doom Eternal is Now Digital-Only on Switch

After several customers reported that their GameStop pre-orders for Doom Eternal were being cancelled, it was confirmed that the physical release was cancelled.

A Bethesda spokesperson announced through IGN: “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.”

Doom Eternal was released in March 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC with a Switch version planned for release at a later date. It is a sequel to the 2016 Doom reboot which was ported to Switch in late 2017. Prior to the game’s delay to March, it was scheduled for all versions of the game to release worldwide in November 2019.

Since March, Bethesda has yet to say anything about the game’s Switch release; however, they say more information is “coming later this month”. It is unknown if this long silence has anything to do with the Microsoft acquisition of Zenimax.