Bethesda’s own Todd Howard recently spoke out on two hotly anticipated gaming releases – The Nintendo Switch and The Elder Scrolls 6.
Speaking to Glixel, Howard revealed that he’s actually had some hands-on time with the new Nintendo console, which was revealed back in October.
I love it. I got to play it. I will tell you–well, maybe that’s an N.D.A. thing. One of the best demos I’ve ever seen. Probably the best demo I’ve ever seen. At E3.
He went on to praise the Switch, calling it ‘really smart’ and promising that Bethesda will ‘definitely’ support the console.
This should come as a relief to fans who were excited by the prospect of Skyrim appearing in the Switch reveal trailer – Nintendo strangely refused to confirm if the title would actually be available for the console or not, but Howard’s comments seem to suggest it will be so.
When asked if Skyrim really can be played on a portable device, Howard said, ‘It’s the same game on the TV and on the other screen’.
Howard also confirmed in the interview that Elder Scrolls 6 is being worked on, but that it’s not a ‘big, active project’ right now.
There are some other [projects] that we have going. We know [The Elder Scrolls is] important to our fans, and we need to be careful about setting expectations. It’s certainly a game that we’ll be making one day. I could sit here and explain to you exactly what we want it to be.
You should definitely check out the entire Glixel interview when you get a chance, since it’s a great read – plus, any info we can hoover up until Elder Scrolls 6 releases is always welcome.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.