Bethesda says Switch is always being considered for its games, “next Wolfenstein” will be on the system
During a panel at PAX Aus earlier today, Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines commented on future Switch support and more. Hines ruled out Fallout 76 for the platform since it “wasn’t doable,” but added that the system is always being considered for its projects.
Hines said of Bethesda’s Switch support:
“The Switch is something I can say with certainty that it’s a part of every conversation with every dev we have now about what we’re doing going forward because we consider it to be a viable platform. If the game will work on it, we want it to be on every platform possible. Fallout 76 is not because it just wasn’t doable. But honestly, there is no game in development that we haven’t had a conversation about [bringing it to Switch]. ‘Does this work on the Switch, do you have a plan for the Switch?’ It’s not a mandate. Everything we do has to be developer-led, but it’s something we want to make sure is on folks’ radar.”
“I enjoy us being seen as the third-party leader in terms of supporting Switch. People go, ‘Hey, you’ve got a lot more stuff [on Switch] than this publisher or that publisher.’ That’s what I want Bethesda to be known as. We’re guys who will take some risks.”
“You go where the money is because that’s how you stay in business. What we have seen compels us to say, ‘[Switch] is a viable platform for the kind of things we do going forward.'”
Although Fallout 76 isn’t happening on Switch, Hines said that “the next Wolfenstein” game is coming to the console. It’s unclear if he was referring to Wolfenstein: Youngblood (which was listed at GameStop before being pulled later), the third major Wolfenstein, or both.