Bethesda’s Todd Howard on future Switch support – “we’ll certainly be doing more things there”
Before Switch was announced, no one could have predicted how much support Bethesda would be giving the system. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim got things started late last year, followed by Doom. The Wolfenstein II also just launched on the platform today. Fallout Shelter was released earlier in the month, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends is planned for later this year.
Gamereactor interviewed Bethesda’s Todd Howard at Gamelab this week. When asked if there’s interest in bringing over a mainline Fallout, he said:
“Well there’s definitely interest. It’s not something that we are exploring right now. We think Switch is a great platform – it was the first time we really worked closely with Nintendo on Skyrim – and really, really great experience and we’ll certainly be doing more things there in the future, but right now it’s not a mainline Fallout 4.”
Howard also shared his own personal thoughts on Switch:
“I love it. When Nintendo came to us, we were one of the first people that they showed the Switch to. So I got to play it very, very early and immediately felt, ‘This is unique. It’s not just another handheld, it’s also a console.’ And it’s very uniquely Nintendo. I think a lot of people sort of associated Nintendo with the Wii or the Wii U… But Nintendo’s main audience was always on the Game Boy or the DS. And them saying, ‘We’re going to do a full console-handheld’. And I love the controllers.
When it came out, we were there very early as developers, and at one hand we got lucky how popular the platform was, but we felt strongly it was going to be popular. I love Zelda. The Switch became the Zelda device when it came out, and Mario’s great and a lot of other games as well.”