Bethesda’s Pete Hines opened up to GameSpot about their approach to releasing games on Nintendo Switch. He confirmed something that will be music to Bethesda game fans on Switch: Every game moving forward is considered for Nintendo Switch from day 1.
Of course, this doesn’t mean every Bethesda game will be on Switch. He explained that Fallout 76 just isn’t possible and we heard last week from Bethesda that Elder Scrolls Online will also not be coming to Switch. So far, Switch has seen The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Order release on Switch with Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls: Legends also recently confirmed for the platform.
We now know another Bethesda game is coming to Switch, in the form of the next Wolfenstein game.
Hines teased that “the next Wolfenstein” game is also coming to Switch.GameSpot
It’s unclear which Wolfenstein game Hines may have been referencing. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is only confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s a standalone “expansion” to Wolfenstein 2. However, they also confirmed a 3rd major installment in the franchise is in the works as well. Both could be considered new games.
We also know the next major Elder Scrolls game is in the works, as announced as this past E3, but there aren’t any confirmed platforms yet as the game is still a long ways off from being complete.
It’s just exciting to see how “all in” Bethesda seems to be on Switch, and the reasoning is pretty simple. They view Switch as a viable, profitable, platform.
“You go where the money is because that’s how you stay in business,” Hines said. “What we have seen compels us to say, ‘[Switch] is a viable platform for the kind of things we do going forward.”GameSpot