Big third-party developers are interested in the Nintendo Switch
Ubisoft? Check. Bethesda? Check. Warner Bros? Check. SEGA? Check...
We all remember the hype coming from a first glimpse at The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in the “First Look at Nintendo Switch” video reveal back in October. And then the quick statement from Bethesda saying that nothing is confirmed for now coming from their studio (yeah right *wink*). While we all learned the bitterness of the emotional elevator concept that day, we also had a preview of what’s coming on the Nintendo Switch: major third-party developers.
Responding to an interview for the Washington Post, Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that several “big” third-party developers have expressed interest for the Nintendo Switch. He didn’t give any details on whether the console would get new games or Switch ports of existing ones from them. But let’s assume it will be a little bit of both. Ubisoft is already in with Steep and Just Dance 2017, Warner Bros with LEGO City Undercover, SEGA with Project Sonic 2017, Bethesda with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, etc. Third-party need to “test” this new hybrid market and understand what type of games to develop for it. But there’s clearly big things coming on the Nintendo Switch.
“Let’s start with third-party developers, and further define that as the big third-party developers and publishers. We’re thrilled that companies like Bethesda are bringing content to Nintendo Switch, sometimes for the first time on a Nintendo platform.
I’m excited about sports content that’s coming — FIFA, NBA2K from Take Two. What that tell us is that we have a platform that the big third-party developers see a lot of promise in and looking to bring their best content on platform.” – Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president