Bethesda Studios has several games out for the Nintendo Switch at this point: Skyrim, Doom, and now Wolfenstein 2. The next logical step would be to bring Fallout 4 to the popular Nintendo portable console. According to an interview with Gamereactor, Bethesda has an interest in putting the popular post-apocalyptic game on the Switch when the time is right.
In the interview, Todd Howard told Gamereactor that while a Switch port is not currently being explored, there is definitely an interest within the company to bring Fallout 4 to Switch. With three huge Bethesda games on the platform already, it would not be without precedent to bring the hit game to Nintendo’s console.
Bethesda recently released Fallout Shelter for Switch, so technically Fallout 4 wouldn’t be the only Fallout title on the platform, though it would be the first major installment. Fans were anticipating that Fallout 4 may be the next big port coming from the company, due to a recent interview the developers did with Variety. It seems that unfortunately, that may not be the case.
Also as part of the interview, Todd Howard did say that they are planning on working with Nintendo for future games they put out, so Elder Scrolls fans may see Elder Scrolls VI on the Switch, but we wouldn’t count on that. They could also bring Doom Eternal and Rage 2 to the console in the future, though Rage 2 is only confirmed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One at the moment.
Clearly Bethesda is currently focused on pushing forward their games that are on the immediate horizon, like Fallout 76. Considering the online nature of Fallout 76 and the fact that the game is four times larger than Fallout 4, the game is taking a lot of manpower to make sure launch goes smoothly. In the interview, Todd Howard did speak heavily on Fallout 76 and how it was progressing in the final stages of development. Hopefully when Fallout 76 launches, Bethesda will revisit the notion of bringing Fallout 4 to Switch.
Fallout 4 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.