Nintendo Was "Less Interested" In Bethesda Games Before Switch, Skyrim Director Says

Bethesda is bringing its acclaimed RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Nintendo Switch, marking the first time a game in the series has been released on a Nintendo platform. Now, game director Todd Howard has spoken out to praise Nintendo's new hybrid system. In an interview with GameSpot, Howard added that Nintendo was "less interested" in Bethesda's games in the past.

"I think it's really smart what they've done," Howard said about the Switch and its hybrid nature. "I think it's the kind of device that only Nintendo could make. It's exciting to bring Skyrim to the Nintendo audience."

Howard went on to say that Nintendo has been a "very good partner" for Bethesda in its effort to bring Skyrim to the Switch. This is an improvement over how things were in the past, he explained.

"Whereas before they were less interested in the types of things that we did or some other groups did," Howard said.

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Like many other developers, Howard isn't completely sure if the Switch will be a hit. "I don't know where it's gonna go," he said. "But I think it's a really smart platform. We like it a lot."

Skyrim is slated to launch for Switch this fall, though a specific release date has not been announced.

A remastered version of Skyrim, the Special Edition, came out in October for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Switch launches on March 3.

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Ethan N
Ethan N
Feb 17
Well at least Nintendo accepted Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that's it
Fugu loser
Fugu loser
Feb 17
smart!
Gamerama
Gamerama
Feb 17
7 years behind the times now and getting further behind still.
Artur Mcbyte Me
Artur Mcbyte Me
Feb 17
They've only now been able to reach a point where they have a console that can run a 2011 game
ntdofanboi
ntdofanboi
Feb 17
wasn't it always that the 3P devs weren't interested in Nintendo? (understandably, to a certain degree)
Eder Garcia
Eder Garcia
Feb 17
well to be honest I don't think Nintendo's last consoles would be able to run Bethesda games
Cletus Kasady
Cletus Kasady
Feb 17
"Less interested" aka their systems couldn't handle them
Mike Lambert
Mike Lambert
Feb 17
As much as I LOVE Skyrim, aint they a little late to the party? Maybe they should have got exclusive next Elder Scrolls title.....
Leonardo Ivaldi
Leonardo Ivaldi
Feb 17
started Skyrim again yesterday. Awesome game ever.
Trevor Merrill
Trevor Merrill
Feb 17
duh lol. They couldn't run any of them before the Switch.
Oscar Munoz
Oscar Munoz
Feb 17
seems furthermore that N just want the same. Mario's & Zelda's are fine but as a gamer i want more.Not the same just change a bit
Ivan The Last
Ivan The Last
Feb 17
the urge for a lounch game...
StoneRevolver
StoneRevolver
Feb 17
If ES becomes exclusive to anyone, it would be xbox. Bethesda loves Microsoft.
Mike Lambert
Mike Lambert
Feb 17
yeah i hear ya. i think the exclusive is nearly dead....too much money to be made.
ultimatepikachufan1
ultimatepikachufan1
Feb 18
the elder scrolls 6 isn't a thing yet and I dunno, it could run Fallout 4 for all you know, who knows
Arka De
Arka De
Feb 18
they will be again when Switch will shit in the pants trying to run TESVI or Fallout 5
Shu ヾ(^w^)ノ
Shu ヾ(^w^)ノ
Feb 18
Skyrim is a 6 year old game, no one actually cares about it anymore
ultimatepikachufan1
ultimatepikachufan1
Feb 18
Skyrim on the Switch looks very good so I wouldn't say that, let's just wait and see
VladTheImpala
VladTheImpala
Feb 18
could*
Ethan T.
Ethan T.
Feb 18
Well we're "less interested" in switch, so I guess it all evens out.