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Bethesda Talks Nintendo Switch

Online gaming publication Dual Shockers recently caught up with Bethesda’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Pete Hines at during PAX East. The site quizzed Hines about the level of support that the company is bringing to the Nintendo Switch and came away with some interesting answers. The firm seems committed to the popular platform but wouldn’t give away any direct answers.

“It’ll just depend. It’ll depend on whether or not we think the game is a good fit for the platform technically and whether we think it’s something that audience wants on Switch. In that way, it’s literally no different than any other platform that we look at or any other game that we do. Hopefully, it’ll be a mix of both. If there’s stuff that folks want us to release on Switch and it’s a good fit and it works – great. If it’s new stuff going forward that we think is a good fit and will work on Switch, then we’ll do that too.”

“I don’t know, we’ll have to see. All of that stuff always comes down to the devs’ idea and what we think is a good fit idea wise and platform wise.”

“That’s always our preference but in the case of Skyrim and DOOM, well, that wasn’t possible. In the case of Wolfenstein II, we needed the extra time and there was no way we were going to hold the other platforms to wait for Switch. From my perspective, any time we can bring it out on the Switch at the exact same time as the other platforms for new releases, I don’t know why we wouldn’t.”


Thanks to Nintendo First Order Reaver for the news tip!

9 thoughts on “Bethesda Talks Nintendo Switch”

  1. I should get back into DOOM and try to complete it but I got stuck and haven’t had motivation to try moving forward. Not sure why, because I was ecstatic when they updated it with motion aiming.

    1. It’s worth it, and the gyro aiming adds a nice extra touch of precision I found. Granted, I had pretty much already 100% the game by then, but I still fire up a level with my super over powered self and blast away, and it’s an enjoyable experience. It’s worth the effort, go beat that game and go back and get the collectibles, and upgrade your character and the runes. It’s one HELL of a good time.. LOL

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