Bethesda is now probably the most high-profile publishers throwing weights at the back of the Nintendo Switch, however, this may not true for Fallout 76.
At PAX Australia, the advertising government of Bethesda Pete Hines said that Fallout 76 on Nintendo’s Switch “wasn’t doable.”
Pete Hines said, “The Switch is something I can say with certainty that it’s a part of every conversation with every developer we have now about what we’re doing going forward because we consider it to be a viable platform.”
He added if the game will work on it we wanted it to be supported on every platform possible. Fallout 76 is just wasn’t doable for Nintendo’s Switch. But honestly, the studio always had a conversation during the development of a game that they should consider its support for Nintendo’s Switch. Does this work on Switch? Or what are the plans for Switch?
That being said, Pete Hines of Bethesda also said that the studio considers Nintendo Switch for its every new product, but whether or not it works out in Switch is depend on other factors.
He added: “I experience us being noticed as a third-party leader in terms of supporting Switch.” He commented that we want Bethesda to be known as
“We’re the guys who will take risks.”
The release of Fallout 76 is no longer coming to Switch this is after a statement confirmed by ZeniMax Online Studios’ Boss Matt Fiaror, “The Elder Scrolls Online may not be launched on Switch.”
Bethesda has already launched Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus on Switch, and Pete Hines stated Bethesda’s video games on Switch are doing well commercially. The upcoming Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls Legends is coming to Switch.