Bethesda announced today the first three Doom Games were all coming to modern consoles including the Nintendo Switch. What Bethesda did not mention was that you first need to create a Bethesda.net account in order to play it.
ResetEras Nibel pointed to the request on Twitter this afternoon. While Doom I and II you only need to log in to a Bethesda account once to unlock the game, Doom III needs it every time you enter the Play Sequence All functions and content must be available.
This is a particularly bizarre requirement as none of the games has an online component. Each game only offers local multiplayer mode and does not require an internet connection to play beyond the signups. I bought the original Doom earlier today because I could play the shooter that I first saw at SNES decades ago in my hand on Nintendo's latest console. I even fired my first bullet and split my pink glasses in half.
Is Bethesda really desperate to get people into Bethesda marketing emails?