GameStop is causing some Switch owners to worry today, as they're calling people who pre-ordered DOOM Eternal on Switch and telling them the game is cancelled. Normally that would be a big cause for concern, but we have some insight into the situation that should put people at ease.
While I can't say specifics just yet, and I also can't say specifically who gave me info, I will say that I have 99.9% reason to believe that DOOM Eternal on Switch is alive and well. All I can say is that my reason for believing the game isn't cancelled comes from an official source close to the project. If there's any truth to this news from GameStop at all, perhaps it's tied to physical release plans, and not the game overall.
I've reached out to my source and others tied to the project to hopefully get a comment on the matter. If/when we get that statement, I'll be sure to let you know.
UPDATE - The Bethesda Support Twitter account has shared the following messages. Make of them what you will.
We have not made any announcements on Doom Eternal being cancelled for Switch.— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) November 19, 2020
Hello! There have been no recent announcements regarding the status of the DOOM Eternal Switch release. Please keep an eye on our website and official Twitter channels for more information— Bethesda Support (@BethesdaSupport) November 20, 2020
UPDATE 2 - DOOM Eternal is not cancelled for Switch, but will now be digital only. You can find a statement from Bethesda below.
"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.. Affected customers will receive full refunds and should contact their preferred retailer for more information."