As you might have heard, Wolfenstein II will be launching on the Nintendo Switch later this week. This is great news for fans of Wolfenstein who would love to be able to play the game on the console. However if you were hoping to see older Wolfenstein games arrive for the Switch, you’ll be disappointed to learn that won’t be happening.
Speaking to GameSpot, Adam Creighton, studio head at developer Panic Button said that there are no plans to bring older titles to the Switch. For those unfamiliar, Panic Button is the developer that will be porting the game to the Switch. However according to Creighton, it’s not their decision as that will be up to Bethesda, the game’s publisher.
He said, “That’s a Bethesda discussion, honestly. It’s [up to] them and Nintendo as to what would work for the platform. I think it’ll be interesting to see how [The New Colossus is] received right after it launches at the end of the month and what Bethesda does from there.” So far Bethesda has been a very ardent supporter of the Switch.
The company has launched quite a few titles for the platform which includes Skyrim, DOOM, and more recently Fallout Shelter. That being said, Creighton has a point in which the decision for older Wolfenstein titles will probably have to do with how well this release does before Bethesda commits more resources to the ports.