On December 10th, 2018 marked the 25th anniversary that Doom originally launched on PC back in 1993. In celebration of the release for the landmark title, developer Panic Button has launched a new update which gives a boost to the ported title for Nintendo’s hybrid console.
The studio in Austin, Texas made a tweet detailing what the latest update will be contrived of.
Happy 25th Anniversary, @DOOM fans!
We got you a little something – an update to DOOM for #NintendoSwitch with increased performance, and you can now add recent players to your Friend List.
Oh – And video capture.
— Panic Button (Official) (@PanicButtonGame) December 10, 2018
Firstly, now players on Nintendo Switch will have the ability to send friend requests to players from recent online matches if they impressed you enough to add them to your friends list. And the more rewarding part of this free commemorational update is that the developer has enhanced the game’s performance to a more fluid framerate than before.
Another highly requested feature that fans have been anticipating to come to the Switch’s port is video capture: which players will now have the opportunity to do that now.
Panic Button has also ported other Bethesda titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more recently ported Warframe to the Nintendo’s platform. It was previously announced that the same studio is currently working on the Switch version of the upcoming Doom Eternal title, which currently does not have a confirmed release date.
Doom is available now for Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PC.