When the Nintendo Switch was first announced, the gaming public was worried about the system's comparatively low hardware specs compared to the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was felt that the Nintendo Switch would be skipped by many of the big third-party developers, as the system couldn't handle their games, leaving the Switch in the same position as the Wii U.
The release of DOOM on the Nintendo Switch seemed to dispel a lot of these fears, as one of the best-looking games of the generation was being ported to the system. The Switch version of DOOM wasn't a graphical powerhouse, but the fact that you could play it on the go meant that many people still double dipped and bought the game.
It seems that id Software is satisfied by the performance of DOOM on the Nintendo Switch, as the sequel is also coming to the system. DOOM Eternal will be launching alongside the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game.
DOOM Eternal was revealed at this year's E3 presentation, but new information (including the Nintendo Switch reveal) was given today at QuakeCon.
The information that been released about DOOM Eternal states that it is going to be bigger and better than the previous DOOM, with double the number of demons available for the player to fight. The Doom Marine (now known as the Doom Slayer) will also have an expanded arsenal of weapons and upgrades to use in battle.
The port of DOOM Eternal is being handled by Panic Button, who confirmed their involvement on Twitter. Panic Button was the company behind the DOOM port to the Nintendo Switch, as well as the one for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Panic Button is currently working on a port of Warframe for the Switch. This means that the port is in good hands, as the developers at Panic Button have proved that they can work magic with the Nintendo Switch.
DOOM Eternal is going to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. No release date has yet be given.