While details on the Nintendo NX are currently sparse, save for leaks and rumors, Nintendo has been keeping many third party developers in the know about the console. And one of these developers is Bethesda, a company known for games like Doom, Dishonored, Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. A recent interview with Bethesda vice-pres Pete Hines by finder.com.au, while not released in full yet, sheds some light on the company’s attitude towards the upcoming console:
Q: What is Bethesda’s position on the Nintendo NX as an outlet for titles: is it a case of wait and see, or do you believe your titles will end up there?
Pete Hines: We talk to Nintendo all the time – we’re pretty well briefed in on what they are doing. It’s definitely something we will look at; and our philosophy is that we will put our games out on any format that supports the games as we envisage and make them. If the NX fits that from a technical standpoint, and fits the game that a developer in our stable is making, I don’t see why we would not put it out on NX. But it’s too early to say, ‘we’ll definitely be putting games out or not.’ Like with mobile, we want to have the right fit for the right formats.
So it appears that Bethesda is not outright supporting or shunning the NX, at least at current time. It seems that if the NX matches the technical prowess of Microsoft and Sony then it will receive Bethesda games; if not, then no dice. Hines’ attitude makes it seem like Bethesda’s not quite sold on the NX, and is waiting for more to impress them. We’ll see if that happens when NX details are revealed sometime between now and the heat death of the universe.Leave a Comment