Nintendo has made great strides to get more third-party support for their consoles, and they’ve done a great job so far with the Switch. One of the biggest third-party supporters of the console is Bethesda, bringing games like Skyrim, DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 to the console. While they won’t be able to bring all their games over due to their massive size, more of their upcoming games will be Switch-bound.
VP of Marketing and Communications, Pete Hines, recently spoke with GameSpot during PAX Australia about their upcoming games and if they’ll come to Switch or not. He said the following:
“The Switch is something I can say with certainty that it’s 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. 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?’ It’s not a mandate. 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. 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.”
Hines was able to confirm at a panel that the next Wolfenstein will be coming to Switch. The next confirmed game in the series is called Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which is set to launch next year. The game stars B.J. Blazkowicz twin daughters and will support co-op for the main campaign.