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

But it was in the Nintendo reveal video!

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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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From The Chatty

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    October 21, 2016 8:12 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Is Skyrim just bait for Switch? Bethesda refuses to confirm the game

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      October 21, 2016 8:24 AM

      Is this a serious article?

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        October 21, 2016 8:25 AM

        Well, they misspelled Skyrim in the article so ... ;)

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      October 21, 2016 8:24 AM

      Forget Skyrim, this is the game we need on Switch.

      http://chattypics.com/files/clipboard_o1qgao5r0u.png

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        October 21, 2016 8:41 AM

        Stardew Valley?

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          October 21, 2016 8:45 AM

          Yeah... did they ever patch in better controller support? I got really into it last April/May or so and playing with gamepad was kinda frustrating, ended up going to mouse/keyboard to get better control over where I was planting/harvesting.

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            October 21, 2016 8:46 AM

            Maybe? It's coming to PS4/Xbox One/Wii U

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            October 21, 2016 8:47 AM

            I honestly didn't know it was available outside of PC lol. It would be pretty dope to play on a handheld

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              October 21, 2016 8:49 AM

              I don't think it is available outside of PC at this point, I just played it with a gamepad on my PC thru steam link.

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              October 21, 2016 9:13 AM

              its on macOS now at least

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        October 21, 2016 9:51 AM

        I thought it was going tobe a picture of der switcher.

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      October 21, 2016 8:25 AM

      Bethesda would not hesitate to issue a C&D if someone were using their game without permission.

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        October 21, 2016 8:39 AM

        Yeah I can't imagine Nintendo just decided, "Hey, let's use gameplay footage of Skyrim even though it'll never be on this system."

        Bethesda is just not ready to announce the port yet.

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      October 21, 2016 8:47 AM

      I've played Skyrim to death but I'd probably buy it again to have it portable. But what's exciting to me is that if it can play Skyrim, it may be able to play a lot of other games from that generation too. I'd love to play Mass Effect on it.

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      October 21, 2016 8:50 AM

      hmmm Bait and Switch....

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      October 21, 2016 9:02 AM

      This is probably just them heading off any questions about their other titles

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      October 21, 2016 9:04 AM

      People excited over a 5 year old game possibly coming to a brand new platform. K.

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      October 21, 2016 9:40 AM

      "Please buy these new editions on PS4 and XBONE this Xmas! Then buy Switch edition next year... ok???"