When Nintendo revealed the Switch for the very first time in a “commercial” a year ago, one of the biggest surprises was that Bethesda was going to put Skyrim on the system (this was debated for some time until in January Todd Howard confirmed it at the reveal event). The renown developer hasn’t had a game on a Nintendo platform since the NES era, which is a very long time ago when you think about it. Then, out of nowhere, during a Nintendo Direct, they revealed that Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would be coming to the Switch as well.
That’s a lot of support and something that fans have been appreciative of. But just as important, Bethesda is grateful that fans are liking the titles coming to Switch. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Pete Hines talked about how he’s happy with the response that games like Doom are getting on the Switch.
“So far, we’re most pleased about how some people seemed stunned and amazed that Doom works and looks amazing on your Switch.”
Indeed, players have noted that while not fully on par with the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game (which many are ok with, it was never a full-on expectation), the gameplay is solid and plays just like it should. Similar things have been noted about Skyrim, which has been praised for the content all being there, but now being portable.
So, what’s next for the partnership between Nintendo and Bethesda? Well, the next game coming from them is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which will be ported by the same team that did Doom. After that? Well, it’s up to them. They want to continue to work with Nintendo, that’s been stated many times. But, as to what games could be released? Only time will tell.