It seems age does not matter for masterpieces. Product listing “leaks” for the Nintendo Switch say its Skyrim port may get mod support. If this is true, then this is good news for both Bethesda and Nintendo.
Skyrim, being the fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls franchise, is at this point nearly six years old. However, fans are still showing strong support for the game with its various mods and patches. Until Bethesda releases a sixth title, it only makes sense for Bethesda to want their game to ride the hype wagon.
This means the move to get a Skyrim port for Nintendo Switch is a good move. This gets players to buy the console and buy a copy of the game. To add icing to the cake, it appears mods will also be an option.
Skyrim: Nintendo Switch Features
Players ought to get these rumors with a grain of salt. However, if the newest product listing from Best Buy Canada is an indication, Bethesda has surprises for fans. According to Informed Pixel, the port of the title coming to the Switch is the Special Edition.
Game Rant explained that this was the version of the game that was released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year. This was also the particular version of the game that almost sparked yet another console war between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans.
The reason for this is because only the Xbox One version had full mod support for the game. Restrictions from Sony did not allow much of the game’s mods to be included in the Special Edition‘s PlayStation 4 version. If Nintendo’s version will support mods, then this is definitely a step in the right direction.
Game Rant also elaborated that console mods are in general very new to the industry. Fallout 4, another Bethesda game, paved the way for other games to include these modifications to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One back in 2015. Historically speaking, Nintendo does not also focus much on online gaming features.
This means there is an added surprise value if the game’s Nintendo Switch port will get mod support enabled. Regardless, this poses quite a lot of challenges for players. The Nintendo Switch only has 32 GB of memory, meaning a new memory card will pave the way for maximum mod enjoyment. This is a possibility, given the Switch allows players for up to 2 TB micro SDXC card expansion.
Regardless, a Bethesda-Nintendo collaboration may pave way for Elder Scrolls or Fallout spinoffs for the Nintendo console. This also expands a brand new market for Bethesda to study and make games for, potentially adding profit before the release of Elder Scrolls 6.