The official word on if Skyrim or Skyrim Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch despite being shown in the reveal trailer is “we have nothing to announce at this time”. Of course, we also learned the footage was superimposed, which could lead to further doubt that Skyrim will be on the system, even though many rumors keep listing the title as a launch game.
Today we seem to finally have gotten news from someone who is in the know, as Skyrim creator Todd Howard sat down with Glixel to talk about a slew of things behind the scenes at Bethesda. Included in this interview are comments on the Switch, where he inadvertently confirmed that Skyrim is coming to the platform. Before we get to that, here is what he had to say about a demo of the Switch he got to experience behind closed doors at E3:
What do you think of the Switch, Nintendo’s newly announced console that is portable but also hooks up to your TV?
Howard:I love it. I got to play it. I will tell you – well, maybe that’s an N.D.A. thing. One of the best demos I’ve ever seen. Probably the best demo I’ve ever seen. At E3.
Was it a Nintendo game?
Howard: I mean the device itself. I think it’s really smart what they’re doing. We’re definitely going to be supporting it. It’s the first time we’ve done something on Nintendo. If you don’t count the old NES stuff. Home Alone. Or Where’s Waldo?
Immediately following these questions, he confirmed Skyrim is on the Switch:
Can you really bring Skyrim with you on the go?
Howard: It’s the same game on the TV and on the other screen.
He notes later on in the interview that they do have the next big game for Elder Scrolls in the works, though it’s more or less on the back-burner and could take some time before they go into full on development. In other words, Skyrim is going to remain relevant and the defacto go-to Elder Scrolls title for at least a few more years. Either way, it’s exciting to see Bethsda showing any support, and it’s certainly interesting that the Switch at E3 was the most impressive hardware demo he’s ever seen.