Bethesda's exec Todd Howard absolutely loves Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid, and confirms the publisher will "definitely be supporting it" in the future. Looks like Skyrim: Special Edition is jumping over!
Bethesda games typically don't arrive on Nintendo consoles; in fact, this will be the first time the publisher brings one of their modern games to Nintendo hardware. That's how impressed Todd Howard is with the Switch, and it kind of speaks volumes about the product in general.
In a recent interview with Glixel, Todd Howard revealed how much he enjoyed the Switch: "I love it. I got to play it. I will tell you - well, maybe that's an N.D.A. thing. One of the best demos I've ever seen. Probably the best demo I've ever seen."
When asked if he thought the game he tried out or the actual Switch console was amazing, Howard responded: "I mean the device itself. I think it's really smart what they're doing. We're definitely going to be supporting it. It's the first time we've done something on Nintendo. If you don't count the old NES stuff. Home Alone. Or Where's Waldo?"
We had recently reported that Skyrim: Special Edition will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch will mod support, allowing gamers to bring modded Skyrim on-the-go.
Furthermore, Howard's reception on the Switch may indicate the console is actually really easy to scale games onto, unlike its predecessor the Wii U which drove away publishers in droves because of its complicated and woefully outdated hardware.
This would also explain why so many third-party publishers and developers have pledged support for the Nintendo Switch.
If true, the Switch's scaling efficiency is owed completely to NVIDIA, who designed the console-and-handheld's custom next-gen Pascal-grade Tegra SoC.
The Nintendo Switch is capable of delivering console-grade gaming while taken on the go as a handheld, which is a major breakthrough for the handheld and mobile gaming market.
It'll be interesting to see how this affects Bethesda's thought process in the future, and which games they plan on bringing to the new Switch system.
Nintendo's new Switch will launch March 2017, and the console's pricing, launch games lineup, and more will be unveiled during a special event on January 12.
Check below for everything we know about the Nintendo Switch.
Everything we know about Nintendo Switch so far:
- Nintendo Switch price to start at $249, deluxe at $299
- Nintendo Switch to let you play modded Skyrim on-the-go
- Zelda Breath of the Wild may not be a Switch launch game
- Nintendo Switch may have 4GB unified memory pool
- Nintendo Switch handheld delivers console-quality gaming
- 3DS won't be cannibalized by new Switch console, Nintendo President confirms
- Nintendo Switch to have wide array of hardware add-ons
- Nintendo Switch may use USB Type-C for power
- Nintendo Switch has 6-inch 720p display with 10-point capacitive multi-touch
- Nintendo investors hate the Switch hybrid
- Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's new transforming handheld console hybrid
- Nintendo to reveal Switch pricing, specs, launch games and more on January 12, 2017
- 3DS won't be cannibalized by Switch, says Nintendo
- Nintendo Switch gameplay graphics and features are subject to change
- Nintendo Switch is single-screen only, says Nintendo
- Nintendo Switch to launch only as complete bundle
- Nintendo expect 2 million Switch console sales at launch
- Nintendo Switch may have extra power while docked
- Nintendo Switch isn't backward compatible with Wii U games
- Nintendo Switch's battery may only last 3 hours
- Nintendo won't reveal full Switch console specs until 2017
- Nintendo Switch gets a much-needed splash of color
- Nintendo's new Switch console powered by NVIDIA Tegra
- Nintendo Switch may sport dedicated game video recording
- Skyrim hasn't yet been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch