Bethesda launched re-released versions of Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 earlier this week. However, there was a strange requirement which made it obligatory for players to log into an online account before they could play the games. It wasn’t long before players started criticizing Bethesda for this decision. It has listened to their feedback and confirmed that this requirement will be removed.
Many called this requirement ridiculous because the first of these games was released over 25 years ago. There wasn’t an internet login requirement at that time so ideally, the game shouldn’t have one even though it has been re-released.
Bethesda has confirmed that it’s going to make the online login requirement optional in a new update. It added that this requirement was included for the Slayers Club in order to reward players for playing the classic Doom games.
They would have been able to unlock items for Doom Eternal, a game that’s yet to arrive. Bethesda has now said that the login “should be optional” and that it’s working on changing the requirement to optional now. It says that an update will be sent out to everybody once the fix is ready. Unfortunately, Bethesda hasn’t confirmed precisely when that might happen.