Is Skyrim just bait for Switch? Bethesda refuses to confirm the game

Nintendo's reveal video for the new Switch yesterday showed off a few games, among them The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Naturally, fans were buzzing over the news, but now Bethesda is putting the brakes on the chatter ... for now.

"We're happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Nintendo on the video," a Bethesda spokesperson told GameIndustry.biz. "While we are not confirming any specific titles at this time, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo and support of the Switch. We look forward to revealing specific games and details in the future." 

Given that Nintendo took the time to put the game in the video and Bethesda acknowledges that it worked with them on it, it seems unlikely that the game is not in the works and more likely that Bethesda just doesn't want to reveal it yet as part of its marketing strategy. It may also be trying to avoid any sales impact that a Switch version may have on Skyrim Remastered for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 coming on October 28.

Whatever the reason, we still have plenty of time to find out the laundry list of launch titles for Nintendo's new device, so stay tuned.

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