How did Bethesda and Nintendo get together? Why did they want to bring games to the Switch?
One of the biggest things that happened to Nintendo in 2017 was Bethesda bringing two titles to their newest console, the Nintendo Switch. Doom and Skyrim made their way to the system, and a third game in Wolfenstein: The New Colossus will arrive later this year. But it still makes you wonder, how did these two get together after not working with one another for so long? Well, Andrew Scharf of Bethesda did an interview with Best Buy Canada and revealed how the partnership began.
“The team here at BGS has been excited about the Switch and Nintendo’s plans since we first saw the demo of the technology. That got us fired up about the possibilities, and as a broader company, we’re always looking to expand our games to new platforms and new audiences. It was just a no-brainer to join a great partner like Nintendo and bring the massive world of Skyrim, where you can go anywhere and do anything, to a platform that can also go anywhere.
We’ve always dreamt of the opportunity to be able to bring The Elder Scrolls to a Nintendo platform, and with the Switch we were able to do not only that, but provide a way to play Skyrim a whole new way by being able to bring it anywhere. Nintendo’s been a great partner and it’s been great to work with them.”
People are hoping that this will be the beginning of a long relationship between the two, we’ll have to wait and see if it becomes that.