A few weeks back, Bethesda announced that they would be re-releasing some classics from the Doom franchise. While many gamers have fond memories of the series, one of the downsides to the re-released games is that it required gamers to have a Bethesda.net account to sign in and play the games. That didn’t sit well with many gamers.
Many were not happy with the requirements, so Bethesda later announced that they would be removing it eventually. The good news is that if you weren’t a fan of the login requirements, Bethesda has announced that in the latest update to the games, they have removed the login requirement.
Bethesda says, “We’ve deployed a patch for the re-releases of DOOM and DOOM II, which now adds an option to skip the Bethesda net login requirement and removes the disconnect notification during gameplay.” The company also says, “We are working on a more permanent fix to further reduce the visibility of the optional login. We do not have an estimated release just yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we can. Thank you for your feedback!”
We don’t know why the login requirement was even used in the first place, but either way, the feature is history.