Bethesda Bringing More Games to Switch, Talks With Nintendo Are Open

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Bethesda's Pete Hines recently gave a very interesting interview with GamesBeat, during which he confirms that Bethesda is in it to win it on Nintendo Switch. DOOM and Wolfenstein aren't anomalies, and Skyrim isn't a one-off thing. You can expect to see more aggressive support for Nintendo's new console from Bethesda in the future, and that's a good thing. Fallout when?!

As for Hines, he admits that it's been too long since Bethesda and Nintendo teamed up. "We haven't done anything on a Nintendo platform in forever. Breath of the Wild being the runaway colossal hit that it is, there's certainly some belief like, 'Hey, if you like open-world RPGs where you can explore and do what you want, Skyrim might be a good fit for you.' I don't know what the exact size is, but some number of people who own Switches have never played Skyrim before. It's a new thing for them, and for folks who have played the game, the ability to take it on the road—you're going on a trip or commuting to work, it's a great time."

When asked whether or not a particular conversation led to the DOOM and Skyrim projects coming to fruition, Hines confirmed that Bethesda has been in multiple talks with Nintendo for some time now. It sounds like they have a pretty healthy channel of communication open right now. He continued:

"Honestly, it's been a long series of them. They came out to see us before they unveiled the Switch to show us what the hardware was like, what they were doing with it. We've been in constant conversation with them, and not just about the two games we have now, but about our whole approach to the platform going forward – what we can do, best practices, what things are a good fit, what they're excited about in what we're doing.

This is the juicy part, y'all. "We're obviously excited about these two games, but it's not as if we're going to just do these two games and that's it. We want this to be the start of a relationship that we build with Nintendo and Nintendo fans."

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There are plenty of past Bethesda hits that would find a great home on the Nintendo Switch. Fallout 3, New Vegas, Fallout 4, and past Elder Scrolls games we would welcome with open arms and open wallets. Do you hear me, Bethesda?! I'm waiting to give you my money!