Bethesda boss Pete Hines has confirmed that the company wants the release of Doom and Wolfenstein 2 to be the start of a relationship with both Nintendo and Nintendo’s fans, which will hopefully result in more Bethesda games on the Switch in the future.
Details in this interview seem to indicate that unlike other companies, such as EA, Bethesda isn’t taking the “wait and see” approach when developing for the Switch platform but rather is in for the long haul as we have previously speculated here a Nintendo Today.
Hines said about the relationship with Nintendo:
We’ve been in constant conversation with [Nintendo], and not just about the two games we have now, but about our whole approach to the platform going forward – what we can do, best practices, what things are a good fit, what they’re excited about in what we’re doing.
We’re obviously excited about these two games, but it’s not as if we’re going to just do these two games and that’s it. We want this to be the start of a relationship that we build with Nintendo and Nintendo fans.
Yesterday we reported that The Evil Within 2 director, Shinji Mikami, has expressed interest in bringing the title to the Switch. The title is being published by Bethesda on other platforms so with this given statement perhaps that possibility has a fair shot?
With a big publisher like Bethesda supporting the Switch with its biggest games, it could open the doors to other third parties to bring their big projects to the Switch. Of course, it’ll help a lot if Doom and Wolfenstein 2 manage to sell well on the Switch.
Doom will be released later this year on the Switch, be sure to check out the latest Doom Switch details and a 15-minute gameplay video here.
Bethesda is also bringing Skyrim to the Switch, which will be released this Fall.
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