Bethesda's Todd Howard Says Nintendo Has Been a "Very Good Partner"; Calls Switch a "Very Smart Platform"

In an interview, Bethesda's Todd Howard provided more insight into the company's relationship with Nintendo, who he says has been a "very good partner."

By Ryan Meitzler

February 17, 2017

With the Nintendo Switch just a few weeks away, one of the system’s highly-anticipated titles will be the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the console/handheld hybrid, with Bethesda Softworks’ Todd Howard offering a few more insights into the company’s partnership with Nintendo to bring the game to the system.

Speaking in an interview with GameSpot, Howard provided some comments on Bethesda’s partnership with Nintendo to bring Skyrim to the Switch, marking the company’s first release on a Nintendo platform. Specifically, Howard addressed that while Nintendo was “less interested” in the company’s games prior to the Switch, he stated that Nintendo has been a “very good partner” in working with the company to bring Skyrim over to the new platform.

Howard also shared some comments on the Nintendo Switch as a platform, and that while Howard is unsure “where it’s gonna go” in terms of success, he said “it’s a very smart platform,” and that the development team at Bethesda “like it a lot.” Howard added that he thinks “it’s really smart what they’ve done” with the system so far, and that he and the development team at Bethesda find it “exciting to bring Skyrim to the Nintendo audience.”

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch and aiming to release in Fall 2017, though no specific release date has been confirmed at this time. The Nintendo Switch will release worldwide on March 3rd, 2017

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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