Many of us remember that initial Nintendo Switch reveal. On the heels of the Wii U, we weren’t expecting much — at least I wasn’t. Hell, even when the launch video hit, I still wasn’t sold on the concept. Switching from home console to handheld? It seemed little different than its predecessor and hardly worth a purchase. But there was one game in that video that caught my attention.
Was that Skyrim we saw? Indeed it was. Against all odds, Nintendo had courted game developer Bethesda to the platform, releasing their most successful game to date on the hybrid console. Did this mean we could be getting other flagship titles like Fallout on the platform? Many of us waited in anticipation for E3, in hopes that a mainline game could hit Switch…but all we were met with was a port of Fallout Shelter. Boo.
So can we expect something in the future? Speaking with Game Reactor, Bethesda’s Todd Howard said:
“Well, there’s definitely interest, [but] not something that we are exploring right now. We think that the Switch is a great platform. It was the first time we really worked closely with Nintendo on Skyrim – really, really great experience and we’ll certainly be doing things with the platform in the future, but right now it’s not a mainline Fallout 4.”
This will likely disappoint some fans who were wooed to the Switch thanks to Skyrim, but I wouldn’t lose heart yet. We’re still very early on in the Switch’s lifecycle, and its popularity has only grown in the year since its release, and while Switch did manage a serviceable port of Skyrim, it still may not be in the cards for their more ambitious titles. Given how Bethesda was an early adopter of the platform, they are hard at work at something more optimal for the unique system? I certainly hope so.
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SOURCE: Game Reactor