Fallout 76 won’t be released on Switch

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Fallout 76 won’t be released on Switch

Bethesda executive explained that it’s simply “not doable”.

Switch players have a special environment among themselves, having arguably the best experience that combines console and mobile gaming, but lacking a considerable number of AAA titles due to hardware restrictions.

Bethesda has been trying to release its new games for Switch, giving players access to titles like Wolfenstein II, The Elder Scrolls: Legends and Doom. Unfortunately, Switch community won’t be able to enjoy the new big open world multiplayer game Fallout 76.

During PAX Australia last week Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines explained, that with every new game the developers discuss the possibility to bring it to Switch. They consider releasing games for this platform to be a viable commercial investment.

In case of Fallout 76, the port was simply “not doable”. It makes sense since the game will need to load and update changes on huge territories with dozens or even hundreds of other players. Since deaths invoke strong penalties, the developers want to avoid any possible lag issues.

Fallout 76 will be released on November 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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