Earlier today, customers began to report that GameStop was canceling pre-orders for Doom Eternal on Switch. IGN has learned that this is not because Bethesda has canceled Doom Eternal Switch, but rather is making it a digital-only release.
In a statement to IGN, a Bethesda spokesperson says,
“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.”
They added, “Affected customers will receive full refunds and should contact their preferred retailer for more information.”
Doom Eternal was released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC back in March, but a previously announced Switch version would arrive sometime later. While the publisher still hasn’t announced a proper release date, pre-orders for Doom Eternal on Switch were available for interested customers.
Bethesda says customers should stay tune for more information “coming later this month.” Check out IGN’s Doom Eternal review here for more on the Doomslayer.