While Bethesda Game Studios is busy preparing for the release of Fallout 76, game director, Todd Howard, took some time out in Barcelona to collect his industry legend award at Gamelab 2018. During an interview with Game Reactor, he was asked about the company’s future plans for the Switch - specifically if there were any mainline Fallout announcements on the horizon:
Well, there’s definitely interest, [but] not something that we are exploring right now. We think that the Switch is a great platform. It was the first time we really worked closely with Nintendo on Skyrim - really, really great experience and we’ll certainly be doing things with the platform in the future, but right now it’s not a mainline Fallout 4.
When asked to share his own personal thoughts about the platform, he said:
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 that this is unique, it’s not just a handheld, it’s also a console and it’s very uniquely Nintendo.
When it came out, we were there very early as developers...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 on it and a lot of other games as well.
Do Todd’s responses ease any potential concerns you might have had about Bethesda's interest in the Switch? Would you like to see a core Fallout experience, or at the very least, other open-world Bethesda games arrive on the system? Tell us below.