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After releasing on Switch last month, Digital Foundry has now taken a closer look at the Switch version of Doom Eternal. Despite sacrifices that were made, the publication views the port positively and overall feels what Panic Button has accomplished is impressive.

Here’s a summary of how Doom Eternal holds up on Switch from a technical perspective:

GameXplain has put a video together comparing the new Switch version of Doom Eternal up against the game running on a PS4 Pro. Check it out below.

Doom Eternal is out on Switch starting today.

Doom Eternal footage

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The latest first-person shooter from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda, Doom Eternal, launches on Switch today, check out some gameplay footage with the video below.

Doom Eternal is available now on Switch.

Panic Button has helped bring a slew of different titles to Switch, but the studio just wrapped up what it says was the team’s most difficult port yet. Doom Eternal is finally coming to Switch, though it certainly wasn’t an easy task to get the game running.

Senior producer Cody Nicewarner and lead engineer Travis Archer at Panic Button recently chatted with Nintendo Everything about the Switch version of Doom Eternal. As part of that, we were able to learn more about the challenges involved during development. Nicewarner and Archer also commented on the Switch version’s frame rate / resolution, plans for DLC, and more.

Here’s our full discussion: 

If everything had gone as planned, Doom Eternal would have launched on Switch a year ago. The game was originally planned for release on all platforms in November 2019. It was pushed to March 2020 on most systems, but the Switch version has long been missing in action. Now after a lengthy wait, it’s almost here and is scheduled for December 8.

We recently had the chance to speak with senior producer Cody Nicewarner and lead engineer Travis Archer at Panic Button about the new Switch version of Doom Eternal. When asked why the port took longer than some may have been expected, the two developers said:

Bethesda has shared a number of screenshots from the Switch version of Doom Eternal, which arrives in just a few days. Check out the full set below.

Doom Eternal is slated for December 8 on Switch via the eShop – no physical version is planned. Find more information as part of a recently-released official FAQ here.

Bethesda has shared an official FAQ for the Switch version of Doom Eternal. It covers the game’s file size, confirms The Ancient Gods: Part One DLC “will arrive at a later date”, and more.

Here’s the full FAQ:

After a lengthy wait, the Switch version of Doom Eternal drops next week. Pre-orders aren’t live just yet, but when you purchase the game early, you’ll be entitled to a couple of bonuses. Bethesda is giving out a digital copy of Doom 64 on Switch and the Doom Eternal: Rip and Tear Pack.

The Rip and Tear Pack includes:

Doom Etenral finally has a release date on Switch. The game will release digitally on December 8, Bethesda, id Software, and Panic Button announced today.

Here’s a bit of information about Doom Eternal plus a first look at the Switch version:

Bethesda has confirmed that the Switch version of Doom Eternal is still on track. The physical version has been scrapped, however.

There was some concern about the status of Doom Eternal for Switch after GameStop started contacting customers who pre-ordered the game and informed them that it had been canceled. Now we know that the news simply applied to the physical version.

Bethesda said in a statement: