Bethesda Chief Pete Hines Discusses The Future Of Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has had an amazing year and things are looking pretty good for them in the future too. Recently Nintendo Switch became the fastest selling console and the best selling in the United States. The switch has made a name for itself and it’s hard for companies like Bethesda to ignore its presence.
Recent DualShockers spoke to Bethesda Softworks’ Senior Vice President of marketing Pete Hines during PAX East where they got to know what the company thinks about the Nintendo’s latest console.
With recent news of their third game Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus releasing for Nintendo Switch at the end of this year, Bethesda was asked about their views on the hybrid console.
He was asked by the team whether they will be bringing more games to the Switch in the future like they previously brought Skyrim and Doom last year which were really well received by the Nintendo Switch users. Hine said
It’ll just depend. It’ll depend on whether or not we think the game is a good fit for the platform technically and whether we think it’s something that audience wants on Switch. In that way, it’s literally no different than any other platform that we look at or any other game that we do. Hopefully, it’ll be a mix of both. If there’s stuff that folks want us to release on Switch and it’s a good fit and it works – great. If it’s new stuff going forward that we think is a good fit and will work on Switch, then we’ll do that too.
Then he was asked about bringing a single title to the switch like Ubisoft did, Hines said
I don’t know, we’ll have to see. All of that stuff always comes down to the devs’ idea and what we think is a good fit idea wise and platform wise.
At the end, he was asked whether he will consider releasing the Switch version of the game along with other versions of the game in the future, which he responded by saying
That’s always our preference but in the case of Skyrim and DOOM, well, that wasn’t possible. In the case of Wolfenstein II, we needed the extra time and there was no way we were going to hold the other platforms to wait for Switch. From my perspective, any time we can bring it out on the Switch at the exact same time as the other platforms for new releases, I don’t know why we wouldn’t.”
This all confirms that Bethesda is interested in the new device and will be looking forward to bring more games.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will be available on December 31, 2018, for Switch and features Gyro aiming.