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Bethesda: Doom on the Switch Graphics Not One-to-one, Custom Built for Comparable Console Experience

So how will Doom on the Switch look?

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Doom is coming to the Nintendo Switch this holiday, and while that's certainly an exciting prospect, there are still some unanswered questions. Chief among them is how the game will hold up graphically to its PS4, Xbox One and PC counterparts. After reaching out to Bethesda, we now know that while the graphics won't obviously be at the same level of other consoles, Doom on the Switch will try and deliver a comparable experience.

"DOOM on Switch is custom-built for the hardware and while graphics won't be 1:1 with other platforms, the game will deliver the amazing DOOM look and feel that fans are excited to get on Switch," a Bethesda spokesperson told USGamer in an official response when we reached out to try and find out some additional details about the Switch version's fps and other graphical details.

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I don't think anyone is expecting Doom on the Switch to look as good as its counterparts on other platforms. I originally reached out to Bethesda so I could have some more concrete details about the game while covering it (details the company sidestepped in its response). Based on the reveal trailer during Nintendo's recent livestream (which doesn't necessarily portray the final product), Doom certainly looked close enough to the original. A fact many people on Twitter and social media have picked up on.

While you can see that the lighting in the Switch version (based on the trailer) is a little less vibrant, and the graphics a little more dull, it's impressive to see it running on the Switch with so much accuracy. The question that remains is how the game will play in comparison to the console versions.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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