Three Original Doom Games Rereleased On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch

In typical Bethesda fashion, it came with a few hitches.
The original Doom trilogy has been rereleased by Bethesda for modern consoles, as well as mobile devices.
The original Doom trilogy has been rereleased by Bethesda for modern consoles, as well as mobile devices. Bethesda

The Doom series is considered by many to be the godfather of all of first-person shooters, spawning a loyal fanbase, multiple installments, and “doom clones” since its birth in 1993. News of its re-release on multiple platforms is welcome news for fans from multiple generations.

The announcement of the wide re-release came during QuakeCon 2019. The original Doom trilogy – Doom, Doom 2, and Doom 3 – is now currently available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and iOS and Android mobile devices.

The re-release of the trilogy was made to coincide with the celebration of the titular franchise’s 25th anniversary of the first game’s release. However, the celebration was cut short after buyers of the trilogy found out that a account was required to enjoy the game, which is simply ironic. The original Doom games did not utilize any features that required Internet access, so why should the re-release steer away from that?

Since then, Bethesda has reversed this decision whilst justifying their initial choice of requiring a BethesdaNet log-in through this tweet:

Bethesda’s promised fix is currently on the way, but that’s not stopping fans from roasting the publisher online by posting other classic games with a photoshopped “log in required” message. It’s become something of a meme over the past few days, with people layering over the BethesdaNet text prompt for a log-in onto other older titles. As of today, no date has been confirmed yet as to when the fix will be rolled out.

In addition to these rereleases, a PEGI rating was recently uncovered pointing to an upcoming release of Doom 64 for the PC and PlayStation 4.

Either way, this should just be small hiccup for Bethesda and the Doom franchise. The main focus is still on the upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal, for which we already received gameplay footage along with news of the highly anticipated Battle Mode. As for the re-release, all titles in the Doom trilogy are currently available on the aforementioned platforms’ online stores. Doom and Doom 2 cost $4.99 and Doom 3 costs $9.99.

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