Bethesda's Pete Hines seems like one of the most approachable guys in the game industry. He'll take your questions and give you honest answers. Well, as honest as he can be. Case in point, this interview with Metro, where he talks about a number of Nintendo topics. Check out the interview snippets below.
Metro: Ultimately I just want you to guarantee there’ll be a Wolfenstein III, because I want to see how it ends.
PH: Yeah, sure. Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III. They said on stage that they’re taking a break from the larger story to do this thing. But we all have to see how that ends. [laughs]
Metro: And just finally, I’m fascinated by how well you’re getting on with Nintendo. Which just seems like the oddest couple in gaming.
PH: Well, here’s the thing. We’ve always gotten on well with Nintendo, it’s just a question of do the games that we make… technically are they a fit for the platforms that they’re making? In the past the simple answer has been no. Like, Skyrim did not run on anything that Nintendo was making. Could we have changed a bunch of stuff to make it work? Maybe. But that’s not our approach. But in the case of the Switch the game as we made it, does it run on this? Yeah, it does! It runs well. And so Skryim, Wolf, Doom 2016, Doom Eternal, Shelter, Legends – all of those things are things we’ve said, ‘Look, this either can or will run well on a Switch’. And we continue to look at every game that we make, because we want as many people to play it as possible. I have my Switch with me here in Germany, I think it’s great to be able to take games you love with you.
Metro: Would you consider making an exclusive Nintendo title?
PH: It’s possible, but that’s up to the devs in terms of what game is it that they’d be talking about?
Metro: I’m not expecting you to announce a game but have you talked to them about that sort of thing?
PH: We’re always having conversations with them, but again those conversations wouldn’t necessarily take place with me, they’d take place with a dev to say, ‘We have an idea for a this or a that and we wanna do a game that is a crossover with the Switch’.
Metro: Have you spoken to them about Smash Bros.?
PH: Oh yeah.