Bethesda has stated that a Nintendo Switch version of Fallout 76 wasn’t possible on the platform. Speaking during a PAX Australia panel, Bethesda’s marketing executive Pete Hines says that the company plans to continue supporting Nintendo’s latest platform and says that if any of their games are doable then they will bring their titles to the system.
“I can say with certainty that [Nintendo Switch is] 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,” Hines said. “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?’ What we have seen compels us to say, ‘[Switch] is a viable platform for the kind of things we do going forward. 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,” Hines added. “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.”
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