In a panel during PAX Australia, Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda, shared that the next Wolfenstein game is going to be available on the Nintendo Switch when it releases. This was announced during a panel discussing the development of the recent Doom game that was ported to the Switch. Pete Hines said that the studio “knew about the Switch” and they decided to make sure that they would be able to port it.
They were going to “make some choices to make sure that it was scalable so that it would not be too far out of line with what the Switch was doing.”It’s why Wolfenstein: The New Colossus got a Switch port as well, since both games were built using Id Tech 6.
Pete Hines then shared that whenever the new Wolfenstein game comes out, it’ll be on the Nintendo Switch. “That’s also why the next Wolfenstein is going to be out on Switch as well, and that’s why Doom Eternal was announced, and in that case, not just as a port but as something that – for the first time we’re building a game from scratch that really has the Switch in mind.”
Hines also gave his take on developing games for the Switch and why Bethesda is one of the few companies making an effort to have games on the Switch. “The Switch is something I can say with certainty that it’s a part of every conversation with every day we have now about what we’re doing going forward because we consider it to be a viable platform. If the game will work on it, we want it to be on every platform possible.”
During E3, Bethesda revealed Wolfenstein: Youngblood. It’s not DLC, but it is going to be a smaller game. While this is the next Wolfenstein game coming, it hasn’t been announced that this is the Nintendo Switch game in question. It’ll be available sometime next year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We’ll have to wait and see if this will be available for the Switch or if Hines is alluding to a direct sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. Whatever the case is, I’m sure that Bethesda will make both available for the Switch at some point in the future. During this panel, Pete Hines also revealed why Fallout 76 will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch.