Panic Button, the studio behind the upcoming Nintendo Switch port of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, thinks that it is only a matter of time before Bethesda begins to release all of their titles on Nintendo’s popular hybrid console. Nintendo Switch owners have been forced to endure extended waits before being able to enjoy the latest Bethesda titles, but this may not be the case for much longer.
Bethesda has become one of the most prominent studios in the industry over the past decade and their E3 2018 presentation helped secure their lofty position. With titles such as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Fallout 76, Doom Eternal, The Elder Scrolls VI and the long-awaited Starfield, Bethesda’s current crop of upcoming titles have already captured the attention – and possibly even pre-order dollars – from many gamers. While Nintendo fans are currently unaware of which, if any, of these titles will make it to the Switch, Panic Button seems optimistic.
Panic Button General Manager Adam Creighton spoke exclusively with Screen Rant at E3, saying that the future could be bright for Switch ports of Bethesda’s latest and greatest titles.
“Bethesda is so great at looking at what they want to do with their titles, and with the success of Doom and Wolfenstein 2, I’m sure they’re looking at Nintendo Switch as a regular distribution platform at the same time as their other platforms.”
Aside from the newest titles to come out of Bethesda, Panic Button could also have access to their older titles – such as the previous Fallout games – to port over to the Switch. While these games may not mesh well with Nintendo’s typically family-friendly approach, this would be an excellent opportunity for Nintendo to expand the third-party offerings for the console; third-party support has diminished greatly since the days of the Gamecube and Wii, but solidifying support for their latest hardware would only help cement it’s currently strong position.
While titles like Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI aren’t guaranteed to be released within the lifetime of the current generation of consoles, the future of the Switch’s third-party library is beginning to look that much brighter. Brandon Dunn Womens Jersey