Todd Howard says Nintendo Switch has ‘one of the best demos I’ve ever seen’

‘We’re definitely going to be supporting it’

It’s still rare for anyone to have seen or tried Nintendo’s new Switch console. Only the most influential folks in the industry have had any hands-on time with it, and their lips are sealed thanks to a surely-stringent non-disclosure agreement. Bethesda game director Todd Howard is one of those people, and while he couldn’t say much, he still had extremely high praise for it.

In an interview with Glixel, Howard shared his early impressions of the Switch. “I love it,” he said. “I got to play it. I will tell you — well, maybe that’s an NDA thing. One of the best demos I’ve ever seen. Probably the best demo I’ve ever seen.”

When asked to clarify if he meant a hardware demo or of a particular Nintendo game, Howard commented “I mean the device itself. I think it’s really smart what they’re doing. We’re definitely going to be supporting it. It’s the first time we’ve done something on Nintendo. If you don’t count the old NES stuff. Home Alone. Or Where’s Waldo?”

However, the Switch was just one talking point in this broadly encompassing interview. Howard also touches on role-playing game design strategy, where the developer went wrong with some of its recent big titles, how Bethesda plans to continue supporting Fallout 4 and Skyrim, and how much Notre Dame football sucks right now. Go give it a read; it’s worth your time.

Q&A: ‘Skyrim’ Creator Todd Howard Talks Switch, VR and Why We’ll Have to Wait for Another ‘Elder Scrolls’ [Glixel]

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