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Bethesda’s Todd Howard says Nintendo is now a “very good partner”, praises Switch

Posted on February 17, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

Speaking with GameSpot, Bethesda game director Todd Howard said that Nintendo was “less interested” in the company’s games in the past. However, that has since changed.

Howard noted that Nintendo has been a “very good partner” for Bethesda in its effort to bring Skyrim to the Switch. “Whereas before they were less interested in the types of things that we did or some other groups did,” he said.

Howard also had some praise for Switch. Regarding the new platform, he had this to say:

“I think it’s really smart what they’ve done. I think it’s the kind of device that only Nintendo could make. It’s exciting to bring Skyrim to the Nintendo audience. I don’t know where it’s gonna go. But I think it’s a really smart platform. We like it a lot.”


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  • Kid X

    Try to bring Doom

    • Rage too, maybe?

      • Kid X

        Also Fallout New Vegas

        • Or any Fallout. Hell, all three in a bundle, 3, New Vegas, and 4. Why not?

          • Burning Gravity

            Because it’s super expensive and probably wouldn’t even sell well, lol

          • GameSpate

            That and the max cartridge size is rumored to be 32GB. A multi-cartridge bundle seems unlikely…

          • Personally, looking at the Gamecube, and dvds in general, I don’t see why.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Discs are much cheaper than carts as far as manufacturing costs. That said, I don’t see why a collection can’t be done with Fallout 3 and New Vegas on one cart and 4 on the other.

          • M K

            That’s actually not true from what I understand, the 32GB is what is currently available (with 16GB being the standard for that card), but there’s no reason they can’t make 128GB versions for example. It’s not really a limitation of the card tech or the system.

    • Airsh Bornely

      Yes please. I got it for Christmas for the Xbox One and had to wait a week or so for that to be done installing everything. With the Switch, there won’t be any need for installing games!

    • Mike

      I’d play Doom on Switch for sure

    • CheeseLink302

      For the love of God please

    • Dozuken

      Go it?
      cause NintenDoomed

      ok no

  • jpxdude

    I can see the new Wolfenstein on Switch with LAN plan…

  • The truth-ier

    Diplomatic answers, because he is a business man. The site didnt mention that he said he doesnt know if its gonna succeed. And what the hell is a smart console? PS4/X1 Will get all of his company games, and he doesnt have to say all this fluff

    • TDude73

      Relax, will ya? Bethesda haven’t released games on Super NES and latter generations many years ago. This year, the spell will be broken by the time The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (based on the PC port of Special Edition) for the Switch launches this Fall.

    • Ryan Hainley

      He said it’s a smart platform, as in it they were wise in the choices made in creating it. Not that hard to figure out. And NE literally put the quote saying “I don’t know where it’s gonna go” right at the bottom. As already stated, how about you relax and just accept the fact that maybe, just maybe, people actually like developing a game on a Nintendo platform again.

  • AquaBat


    • Why we should’t believe him??? Not make any sence

      • AquaBat

        Jesus Christ, it’s an exaggerated joke about his general integrity that’s been around for ages. Calm the heck down.

        • I struck a nerve in you? Don’t be so overrating dude. When you try so hard make a joke. Sadly, it fails on the internet.

          • AquaBat

            Bud, you’re the one who overreacted to a joke. It’s not my fault you have issues. You’re raging and ranting at me for nothing.

          • Mate, if your jokes were at least funny, I’ll laugh, sadly isn’t it. Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, positive or negative. If people only commented on what they were interested in, there would be no discussion. If you think “I’m raging and ranting at you for nothing” you’re reflecting on your own issues that you can’t admit you have, this’s a forum/community persons can come on these boards all they want and engage with anyone. Not everyone has to be agreed with you Bud. From this point on, every response will end with a similar response. Good day Sir.

          • AquaBat

            There was no discussion here, nor was there any “opinion” involved
            You came in and attacked me for making a joke
            Then you attack me again for telling you to calm down
            Then you attempt to shut me down without even realizing that I never even wanted to engage in this in the first place
            If you don’t intend to listen anymore that’s fine by me
            Also it’s kind of funny that you talk about opinions immediately following calling my joke bad because you personally didn’t find it funny
            But whatever

          • Your opinion or joke was the first post, that was the discussion here, remember; this’s a forum/community persons can come on these boards all they want and engage with anyone they want, Maybe something is being lost in translation.

            Definition: Internet community

            An online community is a virtual community whose members interact with each other primarily via the Internet

            Anyone isn’t agree with you is attempt of attack or shut you down. Seriously chump? I never been upset about you, shut you down, or attacking you, if you think like that so “whatever”. Trying to twist my post is kinda funny. But I do agree, it’ll never change your opinion. Neither mine. Bye

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            AquaBat gets insecure and hostile if you say anything that aligns slightly out of agreement with his worldview. I should know, he got especially hostile because I was a mild follower of Emily Rogers. Ignore him.

          • Certainly he’s insecure and hostile, he CANNOT understand this’s a forum/community people engage with ANYONE they want also everyone is entitled to have an opinion, positive or negative. The logic of AquaBat if you’re not agree with him you’re attacking him, and shut him down.

    • Mike

      Who do you think he is, Ondore?

  • theFooFighter

    Bring over new Vegas with better graphics and less glitches and I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Also make a classic style fallout game

    • What about Wolfenstein?

    • GameSpate

      I kinda enjoyed the glitches that didn’t break the game or stop me from playing. It made the game twice as entertaining and simply hilarious.

      • Annie

        A Bethesda game without glitches is like a sky without stars

        • GameSpate

          I knew I wasn’t the only one who saw it like that.

  • AJK

    Doom next please. Thanks.

  • Luke WalkingMoonTree

    Just gimmie Doom, you can make it campaign only, just port it, ok ?

  • Roto Prime

    Elder Scroll IV Oblivion Switch Please, I BEG YOU TODD HOWARD, Please!!!

    • Great game tho’. Hopefully if N’ Switch will be successful.

    • Mike

      I’d rather ES6 or remaster of ES3

  • CynicalAtheist

    Then where the f is the least of all Fallout: Shelter Switch? Isn’t it coming to consoles?

    This is just P.R. P.C. babble.

    Nintendo is too far gone with 3rd party devs.

    • AJK

      Then why are they even releasing Skyrim? They don’t have to.

      • CynicalAtheist

        Name 3 3rd party dev original ground up games(ports, 16-32 bit looking, games that could be put on the 3DS & sidescrolling updated versions don’t count).

        Wake me up when GTA 6, Fallout 5, SkyRim 2, BattleField 2, StreetFighter 6, Dishonored 3 are Switch titles.

        And don’t pull the (insert game here) sucks because it isn’t coming out on a Nintendo system.

        • AJK

          Erm. Xenoblade 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, and the new main series Fire Emblem. Also, wait for e3.

          • CynicalAtheist

            Xenoblade was on WiiU so we know that is a given, same with Fire Emblem Warriors which is also getting the 3ds version.

            So for the record Rayman, Bayonetta, SkyLanders, Lego, Pokemon, Mario,
            Sonic, Splatoon, etc.
            Basically if the title was a WiiU title, it doesn’t count.
            Also cancelled WiiU and moved to Switch games don’t count.

            Like I said:
            Wake me up when GTA 6, Fallout 5, SkyRim 2, BattleField 2, StreetFighter 6,
            Dishonored 3, Ghost Recon, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom, Mass Effect,
            Resident Evil, Dark Souls, For Honor, Borderlands, Forza, Sniper Elite,
            Injustice are Switch titles.

          • Sa indeed, but true,….I wish those titles on Switch

          • TheChosen

            Switch won’t get much Thirdparty-WEST support! The goal only was to get JAPANESE Thirdparty-support…Lots of Ports, Ports, Remasters & you know….just like on PS4. Selling you low-budget-games for full price of 60/70 bucks…!

          • Yet I want western games, I’m not into much Jap-games.

          • Jonathan Cromwell

            Then why does injustice count when it was on the wiiu?

          • NintendoPSXTheSecond

            You asked him for 3, he gave you three and you said “they don’t count”. So in my eyes, I see you don’t count. The fact you’re equally mentioning games that don’t exist and games that are exclusive is even more hilarious to your “point”.

          • AJK

            But can’t you say the same for 99% of ALL 3rd party games on any system? They are all sequels to games on prior syetems

          • GameSpate

            This guys a hypocrite and a moron. Hopefully he hasn’t reproduced yet.

          • Evan Gustavson

            Xenoblade was on Wii U, however, Xenoblade 2 is only on Switch. It counts.
            New cast, new plot, new game, new title (even if the title is the same thing with a 2)
            Splatoon 2 is a sequel, not a port.
            Pokémon doesn’t have any switch games.
            Remind me when Super Mario Odyssey was ever on 3DS or Wii U?
            Or ever planned to be?

            Oh, and I have a PS4.
            I just don’t play overrated trash like Bland Theft $60 or Bailout 4 better games.
            I’ve heard CoD fans hate Ghost Recon anyway

          • CynicalAtheist

            So then you guys are fine with the Switch having the exact library as the WiiU?

            Be honest and stop with the sour grapes.
            Hey that guy won’t share his pizza with me, I bet that pizza tastes like crap anyway.
            I bet before MineCraft came to WiiU most Nintendo fans were doing the typical “MineCraft sucks” but it stopped sucking after it came to the WiiU.

            Pretty much any game that doesnt come to a Nintendo system “sucks”.

            When it was Nintendo vs. Sega, both systems had both versions of the hottest games, the only choice you had to make was Mario vs. Sonic.

            Now most decisions on a Nintendo console is Mario vs every other game on the planet. If you want Mario, Zelda, Pokemon get a Nintendo and get a PS4 or Xbox for your halo, gta, borderlands, fallout, skyrim, forza, streetfighter, mortal kombat, etc., etc., etc.

            And that is fine. Just admit a Nintendo console is an optional choice to your two main consoles according to gamers and developers. Why do you think the phrase Wii360 & PSWii came from?

            Did Nintendo innovate gaming with Switch? Yes, portable console. But wait until M$ & Sony copy and brings their beefed up versions of the Switch in 5 years and only then will you get those games on a portable console.

          • TheChosen

            What a stupid comment you just made… Are you 5 years old? 😉

          • GameSpate

            Probably has autism too

          • What is that supposed to mean? Why would you bring people with autism into it?

          • GameSpate

            And here we have someone who takes things literally. Clearly you aren’t aware of these things called internet memes and expressions. You should look into them sometime

          • No, I am. It was just a dull and random comment. You couldn’t think of real snark or something to make?

          • GameSpate

            Memes are dull and random so…

          • GameSpate

            And offensive most of the time too. Forgot to add that

          • TheChosen

            Newest test/review of Splatoon says “Splatoon 2 FAILS to deliver new, fresh content. It just doesn’t look like a successor, more like a levelpack.”. Sorry, dude.
            But more & more testers see it like that.

          • Who is this? Can I have the link to that?

          • ForeVision

            Ditto on Puchinri’s reply. I’d like to know what all the fuss is about.

          • Right? For one thing, I guess you could say that for the usual weapons (sans their specials), but how can someone playing the dual guns say that? I wanna know what was said~.
            (Give me the receipts!)

          • ForeVision

            I didn’t like Splatoon myself, but it’s interesting to see what’s different with the new one, since I’ve seen many comments come by of it being akin to “DLC” instead of a whole worthy new version. Simple curiosity.

            Plus, you’ll be able to testfire it soon enough right?

          • I love Splatoon. I can see how some of it would be similar, but there’s obviously some new stuff. Of course, I haven’t played it yet. But that’s why I wanna see what people are saying.

          • ForeVision

            Well, you know what they say about hands-on experiences. starts on the 24th of March, unless you’d really like the opinions of others, you’ll have a chance for a good impression then.

          • I am so ready for the Test Fire~. Pumped. ♥

          • ForeVision

            Some good pumping action to get the ink flowing (I know, couldn’t resist)

          • Lol, it worked. x’D

          • Ryan Hainley

            You mean a demo done at an event? The game isn’t finished yet, and there’s absolutely no way to tell how much new content is gonna be in the sequel when all they got to play was a short demo of maybe a few matches to test out the Splat Dualies and new mechanics on old weapons. You can’t review a full game based on an event demo, dude.

          • Good point. Didn’t think of that.

          • Ryan Hainley

            Yeah. I don’t think it’s exactly fair to make a final judgement on a game based on the event demo that you only got to play a short amount of with restricted choices. They haven’t said much else about the game either, but we definitely got teases of a much better story mode, so I’m pretty certain there will be plenty enough to call it a sequel. Regardless, I love Splatoon so it’ll just be nice to have an overpopulated server again since things have really calmed down on there recently.

          • ForeVision

            “it’ll just be nice to have an overpopulated server again since things have really calmed down on there recently” That’s exactly how I feel about Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate.

          • Ryan Hainley

            For sure, you and me both. I absolutely adore the new Monster Hunter games and their maneuverability options but man, I’d love to go back and pull out the ol’ 3 Ultimate or Freedom Unite and get my butt handed to me by awful hitboxes. It’s a suprisingly satisfying feeling.

            …but I still hate those water levels.

          • ForeVision

            The first time I had Lagiacrus come after me on the Wii version, holy crap that scared me, but I’ve never had issues with the hitboxes…. I’d just like a big screen and a comfortable controller when it comes to MH, and funnily enough, the Switch is probably the only console that could get Capcom to do that.

          • Ryan Hainley

            Monster Hunter on Switch is something I’ve been dying to see happen. Portability for local play, as well as a much more comfortable controller for better camera controls. Not to mention the graphical upgrades that would accompany it as well. I really hope Capcom eventually realizes just how good of an idea MH for Switch could be.

          • ForeVision

            I’m thinking they’re waiting for sales numbers, like most people, save for a lot of I guess courageous Japanese devs (which is funny, considering we’re talking Capcom). But if there’s any home-console capable console that will get a MH, it’s the Switch, since the handheld part helps in that regard. Those that want handheld can do that, those that want the big-screen can do that. Japan has their handheld craze fulfilled, and other people can have their big screen experience again. Everyone wins.

          • Ryan Hainley

            Exactly! It’s not even just a great idea for MH, but just a smart console idea in general. I think it has a lot of potential to sell crazy well since it appeals to such a wide range of people (especially considering it’s sold out everywhere before launch). I genuinely can’t wait to see how things play out. Hopefully the MH dream is achieved soon.

          • I haven’t played in a while, but I miss it so much. I’m excited as well~.

          • Ryan Hainley

            Same here. Things slowed down and my interest dropped after they also dropped the Splatfests. I really hope Splatoon 2 learns from that and keeps atleast providing Splatfests for the players. It was always such an entertaining way to keep me coming back.

          • I played for a while after Splatfest, but our Wii U had some Gamepad issues, and then we traded it in. I have been so thirsty for Splatoon/ ;u;

            It sounds like they do want to keep doing something more. I hope they think of a few activities/events to rotate through.

          • Ryan Hainley

            Same. Splatfest was a lot of fun but I’d definitely love to see how they could switch things up with different types of events. Splatoon had some really cool game mode ideas that didn’t get as much attention as they should have, integrating them into events could be pretty interesting as well!

          • Right? I liked what they did with the other modes, and hope they keep them and even build on it.

          • Ryan Hainley

            For sure. I’m actually really excited about local play and how they pretty much confirmed they want Splatoon 2 as an eSport with the spectator mode stuff. We might end up seeing a pretty fairly balanced set of weapons this time around if thats the case!

          • Man, weapon balance. I really hope they balance them more. I liked the technical balance to an extent, but some of those lunar blaster players. . . lol.

          • Ryan Hainley

            Oh yeah, it uh… It wasn’t always the funnest thing dealing with the Splatoon weapon meta. I think as long as they take an Overwatch approach and pay attention to feedback, we’ll certainly have a solid new eSport. Man, it sounds so odd in my head thinking about that though xD

          • It does kinda, heh. I think Splatoon was kind of on that level though already. I hope it doesn’t affect the nature of the community though actually.

            As an esport, I can’t stand LoL and its community. I hear the OW one isn’t nearly as bad, and I think a lot of it boils down to LoL’s higher ups just not trying to enforce things much or really having great rules in place anyway. And Nintendo has a knack for being very smart on that (some people may think that’s bad, but I like how watchful and mindful they are).

            I mean, Splatoon has a huge child audience, and sometimes, it’s the post from the children that were the most fun. I just don’t want that audience to feel alienated if it became an esport, but I know on principle, Nintendo wouldn’t allow that.

          • Ryan Hainley

            For sure! I want everyone to feel accepted in Splatoon. I think that’s actually my favorite thing about Overwatch, to be honest. I notice there IS a bad side, but it’s very small, and there’s always a community effort to get rid of that toxicity. I see a lot of teens, actually, getting widely accepted into the Overwatch competitive mode scene. It’s been really amazing, to be honest.

            The Nintendo community has always been very accepting. I think that’s actually clearest in Splatoon. So I really believe Nintendo has what it takes to make it an eSports title, while still accepting the whole spectrum of Splatoon fans.

          • That’s so amazing and wonderful. I absolutely love that side of the gaming community, and that’s so cool to hear.

            Agreed! Some of the kids make some sad posts (“please don’t be mad at me”; kinda funny, but a little sad), but yeah. It’s been really great how welcoming and fun the community is. I love how warm and quirky it is, even during Splatfests when it gets heated, lol.

            That would be great. If anyone could do it, I really think Nintendo could.

          • GameSpate

            The Forza Motorsport series is a Microsoft exclusive. Don’t ever expect that or a Halo game on any platforms expect Xbox and PC

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Name 3 3rd party dev original ground up games

          You really like moving the goal posts and creating arbitrary rules about third party support, but I’ll bite.

          Super Bomberman R, Snake Pass and Redout. Heck, for extra measure I can throw in Fast Racing RMX. All third party, all made from the ground up, all launching on Switch, two of which are exclusives.

          And by the way Street Fighter hasn’t been relevant for years, Battlefield is cookie-cutter garbage and Dishonred 2 was a disappointing slog.

  • Kenshin0011

    I still think it’s a lame choice to port over Skyrim…The game has been played to death for more than half a decade. PC, PS3, 360, PS4, Xbox One.

    Sure, there will be some on Switch who have never played and might be interested, as well as super enthusiasts have have played many times and will buy again.
    But in the end, the odds are stacked against this game achieving decent sales.

    Being portable is an amazing aspect of the Switch in general, but that won’t translate so specifically into this game as some people suggest.

    • Same Ubisoft or EA. They don’t want spend their time/afford to “maybe” another failed N’ console . Just say’.

    • Jonathan Cromwell

      Portable skyrm that’s why.

      • ForeVision

        Question remains, just how much does “portable” Skyrim matter? I’d like some hard numbers on who exactly buys the Switch for it’s portability aspect, and who doesn’t. I’ve got Skyrim on my PC, might as well get the rest of the DLC and be done with it.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Maybe not a lot of people, but I have seen some folks who are especially interested in an on-the-go Skyrim experience. I want to know more about the modding culture, if there is any. If I can get the little Serana mod, I’m buying day one.

    • ForeVision

      I wonder how much portability truly is a selling point. In Japan, yes it’s probably incredibly important, but I’m not in Japan, and neither am I Japanese, nor am I aware of their trends and goings-on. I’d like to see some solid numbers as to who actually wants the Switch for portability and who buys it, because well, what else do you buy when you want the latest Nintendo and third-party offering with reasonable specs?

      I can see a sort of rupture happening at some point or another, where there’s one camp of “home-console” Switch and one camp of “handheld” Switch. If Nintendo can keep them together as the “hybrid” camp, then kudos and respect to them, since that’s not an easy task in the slightest.

      • Kenshin0011

        The game being portable will not, imho, cause it to sell well.

        Technically, the game has been portable for years because even mid-range laptops can run it.

        So it hasn’t ever been on a Nintendo console – so what?

        I won’t lie and will admit I personally don’t like Skyrim. I’m glad that there are some out their who excited to play on Switch. It’s just my thinking that the game won’t sell very well

        • ForeVision

          I agree, on the basis alone that it’s a game that’s out already. The only selling points that I see, are the portability aspect, possibility of special mods due to Nintendo relations and, well, for people who have never played it.

          I’ll buy a game like Disgaea 5 complete on Switch, because I’ve never played Disgaea, and haven’t bought it on PC yet, but I’ve got Skyrim, I’ve put over 600 hours in that game, why would I buy it again?

    • awng781

      As much as I would have preferred a new game to be ported to Switch, Skyrin isn’t a bad choice. The game was recently remastered, and it is one of the most acclaimed and best selling games ever.

      Dishonored 2 on switch would have been freat, but few sold buy it given that it didn’t sell too great on PS4 and Xbox One.

      • ForeVision

        Problem with Skyrim is, that even if it’s remastered, it’s still Skyrim. Remastering doesn’t make it a whole new game, so if you’ve played it before (of which the chances are fairly high that that is the case) then why would you throw money at it again for the same experience? And even if it’s portable, it’s still the same experience.

        • awng781

          What you have said could very will be a big issue.

          But porting Skyrim is still a more profitable decision than porting Doom or Dishonored 2.

          • ForeVision

            Perhaps, but the best choice, from what I think, would’ve been to have released a new game, simultaneous with other releases. I understand that Skyrim is meant to test the waters, but between all the sales, and people possibly having picked up the remaster on other devices, testing the waters in an old swimsuit doesn’t make them feel any better.

            I really hope, they don’t let their entire relationship hinge on this. Even Bethesda can’t be as blind as to expect this to ship BIG numbers and otherwise just drop the Switch entirely, because it’s simply unlikely from logical reasons to happen. And if it does happen, well, colour me surprised and kudos to them.

      • TheChosen

        Dishonored 2 BOMBED on Xbox One/Ps4 for reasons dude! Trust me: You don’t want that game just ported over.
        It’s same Ubishit-formula as “Steep”…Ubisoft thinks Switch-Users will suddenly start buying “Steep” in droves because its on Switch.

        But THAT is not how buying-behaviour works xD

    • TheChosen

      Switch has no touchscreen usable for games. So developers won’t risk EXCLUSIVE games for Switch this time.
      Switch will get same problems as PS4/Xbox One. I said that 1 year ago.

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      Aren’t Bethesda’s modern games operated on newer versions of Skyrim’s engine? A port is easy and cheap to make, will gauge interest on Switch and could potentially lead to more games using the same engine. That and Skyrim is arguably one of the most popular games of its generation.

      • Kenshin0011

        I get it’s cheap and easy to port, I just don’t think it’s going to be a compelling buy for most people – hence why I think it will sell poorly.

        I don’t think it was the most popular of its gen. It sits at spot 78 (360) and 133 (PS3) on a ranked list of total games sold.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          I don’t think it was the most popular of its gen.

          Sales doesn’t necessarily determine everything. It’s one of the most talked about games of the previous generation. And a top 100 in sales for the entire 360 library is still pretty huge. PS3 doesn’t count on account that version had a reputation for being incredibly broken and buggy.

  • Less words more actio!

    • ForeVision

      I hope he sticks to those words, even if Skyrim doesn’t sell all that well. The problem is not in the game, rather in it’s age, even if it’s a based on that “remastered” edition. I’ve got it on PC, why would I buy it on the Switch? I don’t care about “taking it on the go” so I’ll probably not buy it, and if there’s enough people that think like I do, then they’ll think “Oh, our game isn’t selling, great, let’s dump Nintendo again and turn our noses to what makes us the cash”.

      • True & true. Saldy devs just think in lot of money, they don’t care loyalty i.e. EA, Ubisoft, SE and more….
        Nintendo has to go back to their roots again to have a mature audence.

  • TruExtent

    Has it been confirmed that the Switch will get mods for Skyrim like all the other new versions recently released? If yes, can we get a special Bethesda X Nintendo collaboration where we can use Zelda assets for mods? If we’re going all out on bringing over Skyrim, I’d say this would be a good way of getting a few people over to play on Switch; kinda like Minecraft had the Mario collab for the Wii U version.

    • ForeVision

      It would be one of the few feasible reasons for people, who already own Skyrim, to buy it again.

    • Jack Red

      Could work out for the people that make Zelda based mods like Relics of Hyrule and Dragonborn in Termina just to name a couple of Zelda based mods.

  • Dave21

    Elder ScrollsVI will be a Switch exclusive. =)

  • TheChosen

    No thanks. I’ll still not get a Switch lol.

    • Jack Red

      Overdramatic much? Nintendo had to go this route or else, it’s goodbye to Nintendo as a console manufacturer. Whether you like it or not, Third parties want easy to port consoles and Nintendo needs the third party support to even have a chance to go another gen.

    • AJK

      Wow! Someone’s a drama queen. Calm down sweetie, you might rupture something lol

    • awng781

      “And i won’t support ANY x86/ARM-hardware from now on.”

      I guess you won’t be playing any video games in general.

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      If there is another crash, I highly doubt Nintendo is going to sink with it. Their business model and development habits defy the industry’s status quo.

    • namelessuser

      That is literally describing all video game platforms in general, PC included. You turning off from the hobby or something?

  • metalpants

    Wow, some people need to chill here, lol. This isn’t EA, guys. Let’s give ’em a chance. Lucky for them, I haven’t played Skyrim so I’ll definitely support, but I’d rather not call this a ruined opportunity without even giving it a chance. And even If you’ve played Skyrim before……. have you played it…… on the road? C’mon… portable Skyrim gais…..

  • awng781

    Some people need to realize that Todd Howard does not speak on behalf of all of Bethesda. He speaks on behalf of Bethesda Game Studios, the biggest game studio in Bethesda given that they create the mainline Elder Scrolls and Fallout games.

    Bethesda has other game studios like Id Software (Wolfenstein, Doom) and Arkane Studios (Dishonored, the Prey reboot). Those developers are not lead by Todd Howard.

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      Is there a point to this assertion? I’m not sure what the context is.

      • awng781

        Those saying that Doom and Dishonored should come to Switch should realize that Todd Howard doesn’t have any say.