Bethesda's been one of the strongest supporters of the Nintendo Switch since the system launched, publishing massive open-world titles like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the platform. Since then, there have been requests for Elder Scrolls Online.
When queried about the possibility of this game coming to the Switch at PAX Australia last year, ZeniMax Online Studios' Game Director Matt Firor said as much as he would love it to happen, the game would not "fit" on the hybrid system.
We have thought about Switch but ESO is an enormous game, and it just will not work... I would love for it to because I love Switch. It is one of the largest games ever made, and it just will not fit on Switch.
Now, speaking to Twinfinite about the upcoming launch of ESO on Google Stadia, he's been asked once again about the chances of this absolutely massive online game making its way to the Switch in the future. The director drove home the point it wasn't going to happen and said the only way it would be possible is if there was some kind of streaming service available.
Not going to happen. The only way it’d work is if there was some kind of streaming service on Switch. It’s just not powerful enough.
This might be a little hard to take considering CD Projekt Red has just worked its magic with The Witcher 3 on Switch. However, that's a completely offline experience. What we're most confused about in regards to ESO is why it's gone from being a storage issue to a power issue.
While there are streaming services available for the Switch, right now they're limited to Japan. The games for this service include cloud versions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Resident Evil 7 and Phantasy Star Online 2.
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