DOOM Eternal For Nintendo Switch Coming “A Bit Later” After Launch (VIDEO)
The Nintendo Switch is an impressive piece of technology, with the console able to take major titles and give them a chance on a mobile-friendly platform. From fantasy adventures like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the gory and rage-fueled action of the DOOM franchise, the Switch is seemingly able to handle them all. Such complex ports often require considerable effort from developers, often taking a little longer than their normal console counterparts to produce. The Nintendo Switch version of DOOM Eternal appears to be no different, as the port is now confirmed to need a little more time to release.
A recent interview with id Software’s Marty Stratton confirms there will be a slight delay with the Nintendo Switch version of DOOM Eternal. While this means the Switch version will miss its previously-planned launch alongside PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Google Stadia, the port’s extra development time said to ensure the eventual release is in tip-top shape. “It’s coming out a bit later than the game is on current consoles and PC,” Stratton said. “We want to finish the game on those platforms and then give Panic Button, our partner on it, the time they need to really pull those refinements into the Switch version.”
Shown in the interview video above (at around 2:00), there was no word on when exactly the Nintendo Switch port for DOOM Eternal will arrive, but the developer did mention that it shouldn’t take too much longer after the initial release for other platforms. Of course, it’s a little disappointing that Switch players won’t get to enjoy the hellish slaughter-fest along with everybody else, but it’s nice to see developers take the quality of the game into consideration before its release.
DOOM Eternal is set to arrive on March 20th for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Google Stadia. Let us know your thoughts on Doom: Eternal and the Nintendo Switch in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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