As the release for Fallout 76 comes closer and closer, a significant amount of information has been revealed. It is common knowledge at this point that Bethesda and Nintendo have a good relationship with each other, as seen by the amount of support the publisher has been giving for the Nintendo Switch with releases such as Doom, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, and Skyrim. There have also been announcements for the upcoming Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls Legends to head to the system once they come out as well. One game that won’t be seeing a Nintendo Switch release, however, is Fallout 76.
At PAX Aus, Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines touched upon a variety of subjects. He mentions the fact that he wants to see fewer games exclusive to one or a couple of platforms, stating “we as an industry need to start to move to not be so beholden to, ‘I only make a thing for that machine and not this one.'” It seems however, that it isn’t realistic at the time for Bethesda, as they are unable to bring the latest installation in the Fallout series to the Nintendo Switch. “If the game will work on it, we want it to be on every platform possible. Fallout 76 is not because it just wasn’t doable,” Pete Hines said in regards to the possibility of a Switch port.
Fallout 76 is still playable on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, however. While it might seem like a disappointment for some fans due to the relationship between Nintendo and Bethesda, there are many upcoming games from Bethesda coming to the Nintendo Switch. One of these games includes a new Wolfenstein title, which Pete Hines teased. It is unknown at the time of writing if the teased game is Wolfenstein: Youngblood or not. For those who can actually play Fallout 76, the beta is currently happening for those who have pre-ordered the title. You can read about the B.E.T.A. times here.