Bethesda’s Pete Hines was interviewed at PAX East 2018, where he talked in-depth about Bethesda’s support for Nintendo Switch. Hines noted that, while the Switch versions of certain games may require more development to make up for the weaker hardware, it’s still worth releasing these big, ambitious games for the console. Here’s what he said:
From Nintendo, they’re thrilled as hell. Last Nintendo game I guess we did before this would have been like Star Trek Tactical Assault or something – we did a DS game. I can’t even keep them all straight, it was a long time ago, but we hadn’t done anything on Nintendo hardware in a long time. But we’ve always talked to those guys. Our philosophy hasn’t changed in all my time at Bethesda, which is we put all this effort into making these games, we’ll put them out on as many platforms as will support the game as the developers have designed it. Now in the case of Switch, okay we’ve gotta do a little work to make sure it runs right and gives the right thing. We don’t want to cut out half of the story or make sacrifices that change the game, but if a device will support what we’re doing, we’ll absolutely put it out because we want as many people as possible to play these great games that our developers make.”
Bethesda is a key third-party partner for Nintendo in the era of Switch, as seen by releases like Doom, Skyrim, and the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. What other Bethesda games could come to the system? Speculate down below!