Skyrim Director Says Nintendo Was “Less Interested” in Bethesda Games Before Switch, Calls Platform Smart

Skyrim‘s director, Todd Howard, a pretty big figurehead overall at Bethesda, partook in an interview with GameSpot to talk specifically about Skyrim and the Switch. We learn some very interesting details, such as the fact that before Switch, Nintendo really didn’t seem that interested in the kinds of games Bethesda made, let alone certain other studios.  However, this time around with Switch, Nintendo has been a “very good partner”, specifically when it came to Skyrim itself. He went on to talk about the Switch in general, stating:

“I think it’s really smart what they’ve done. I think it’s the kind of device that only Nintendo could make. It’s exciting to bring Skyrim to the Nintendo audience.”

It sounds as if it has been a joy working with Nintendo, and it seems Nintendo is showing high interest in the kind of games Bethesda makes. While Skyrim may not mean a whole lot give the games age, this could bode well for new games down the line. Bethesda is one of the top western studios out there, so while this is just one step, it’s an important one. Nintendo has to start somewhere building new third party relationships. With Bethesda, they are off to a stellar start.

Source: GameSpot

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