What’s Next for Bethesda and the Nintendo Switch?
When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was shown running on the Nintendo Switch, this felt like a promising sign that the Switch would do better with third party developers than the Wii U did. If nothing else, it’s certainly doing better with Bethesda Softworks, as Skyrim was only the first of their Switch announcements.
Skyrim will be out on the Switch on November 17, but even before that, Doom is coming to the Switch on November 10 after its launch for other platforms last year. And alongside Doom, they also announced the upcoming arrival of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. While the Switch version of Wolfenstein II won’t be ready in time for its initial October 27 release, it should be out on the Switch sometime in 2018.
Bringing three big-name games to the Switch is an excellent start, and Bethesda doesn’t intend to stop there. In an interview with VentureBeat after the announcement of Doom and Wolfenstein for the Switch, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said “it’s not as if we’re going to just do these two games and that’s it,” followed by his hope that this is the start of a relationship with Nintendo.
So, what will happen next?
We wouldn’t be surprised if Bethesda ported Wolfenstein: The New Order (and its expansion, The Old Blood) to the Switch, to prepare fans for The New Colossus. The New Colossus is a sequel to the The New Order, which didn’t appear on any Nintendo system. On the other hand, who knows? It might be new games they have in mind for the Switch. Either way, it looks like Bethesda has high hopes for the Switch.
What other games published by Bethesda do you expect to see on the Switch? What are your biggest hopes? Let us know in the comments.