DOOM Eternal: Nintendo Switch Performance Discussed By id Software
The destruction that is to come with DOOM Eternal, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2016’s DOOM, is beyond mouth-watering. The gameplay reveal from last week’s QuakeCon gave fans the best look they could have imagined, with not only console players being pleased, but PC owners also getting a taste of what it will be like to dismember every demon in sight with a mouse and keyboard.
That said, the game will be launching on the Nintendo Switch at the same time as the other platforms this time around. As many of you likely know, the 2016 title arrived on Switch just at the end of last year, but that’s because the portable console didn’t exist when DOOM arrived. Of course, we’re being promised a bigger, faster, stronger Hell Walker this time around, which is leading to concerns over how it will perform on the Switch.
“We don’t run at 60 on Switch,” executive producer Marty Stratton recently stated in an interview. “Doom 2016 didn’t run at 60 on Switch, it ran at 30, and really it was no sacrifice to the experience.” They, of course, were referring to frames per second. Stratton also went on to say that the goal is to hit 60 FPS on other platforms.
The engine has an interesting way of flexing. It flexes around 60 fps. Sometimes game engines flex around other metrics but for us we try to set the line at always trying to maintain 60.”
It was also noted in the interview that Panic Button is back to handle the Nintendo Switch port of DOOM Eternal. They were the ones behind the portable console ports of DOOM, Rocket League, and Wolfenstein II. Sadly, the id Software team isn’t ready to give up the goods regarding a release date. “Not getting into the release date yet, but we’re doing well – the game is really coming along,” Stratton said.
DOOM Eternal is set to arrive at some point (hopefully 2019) for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are any of you going to be playing DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch, or do you need 60 FPS? Do you fancy controllers, or is mouse and keyboard the only way to get your frag on? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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