Bethesda talks Switch support, discusses potential for more ports, new titles, and exclusives

Bethesda has thrown some big support towards the Switch so far, and more is sure to come. In an interview with DualShockers, Bethesda chief Pete Hines discusses the company's approach to Switch, and shared some insight into how things will be handled in the future.

On bringing over other currently-released titles to Switch

“It’ll just depend. It’ll depend on whether or not we think the game is a good fit for the platform technically and whether we think it’s something that audience wants on Switch. In that way, it’s literally no different than any other platform that we look at or any other game that we do. Hopefully, it’ll be a mix of both. If there’s stuff that folks want us to release on Switch and it’s a good fit and it works – great. If it’s new stuff going forward that we think is a good fit and will work on Switch, then we’ll do that too.”

On doing a title that only releases on Switch

“I don’t know, we’ll have to see. All of that stuff always comes down to the devs’ idea and what we think is a good fit idea wise and platform wise.”

On releasing future Switch titles side-by-side with versions on other platforms

“That’s always our preference but in the case of Skyrim and DOOM, well, that wasn’t possible. In the case of Wolfenstein II, we needed the extra time and there was no way we were going to hold the other platforms to wait for Switch. From my perspective, any time we can bring it out on the Switch at the exact same time as the other platforms for new releases, I don’t know why we wouldn’t.”

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!


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