Bethesda will patch the new DOOM re-releases to make the mandatory login optional

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After DOOM, DOOM II, and DOOM 3 all released on modern-day platforms, to the excitement of many, players were shocked to realize that they were forced to use a BethesdaNet account in order to actually play the games. This decision was met with a sizeable amount of backlash, with lots of fans criticizing Bethesda for adding online DRM to a 25-year-old classic game. After the minor controversy, Bethesda is walking back the decision, and is looking into patching all three games to make the login optional, saying it was initially included so that Slayer's Club users could earn points for their account, by playing the games. A fix should be out soon, though if you're really determined to play it without making an account, there's already a workaround on certain platforms.

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Considering how the past few years have been going for them, this might as well be their slogan.
Haha, that's quite a good one.

By the way, by removing the necessity to register/login to a Bethesda account in order to play the games, won't it be making it a lot easier to pirate due to said DRM dependencies being no longer henceforth?
 
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Haha, that's quite a good one.

By the way, by removing the necessity to register/login to a Bethesda account in order to play the games, won't it be making it a lot easier to pirate due to said DRM dependencies being no longer henceforth?
Pirating an old game like Doom where all you need are the IWAD files and a source port? Yeah.. No.... The "DRM" doesn't hamper with playing the game it would seem.
 
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This is the best news we've heard today in the gaming industry

that companies try to bait you into logging on to their services and always online login?
It is only a matter of time before this will become the standard, they are just seeing what they can get away with.

Remember the outrage of microtransactions of a horse saddle in oblivion?
Yeah, that did not do anything and even worse, look at where we are now, this is just the start.
It will be way worse a few more years down the line.
 

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To add to my theory they released the games Friday correct? And they already have a patch ready to remove the login. Not saying it would take a year to make such a patch but I still think it's fair to speculate they already had the patch pre-made before release in case it's needed.
 

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that companies try to bait you into logging on to their services and always online login?
It is only a matter of time before this will become the standard, they are just seeing what they can get away with.

Remember the outrage of microtransactions of a horse saddle in oblivion?
Yeah, that did not do anything and even worse, look at where we are now, this is just the start.
It will be way worse a few more years down the line.
A horse saddle wasn't even a big deal. That was just needless whining. A whopping $3 for an optional in game accessory. Whoopdidoo... It's in game currencies, characters, weapons that can be bought with real money that's the issue. Game changing, or pay 2 win aspects in an already paid game is asinine.
 
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