Will Fallout ever come to Nintendo Switch? Why we think it won’t

Will Fallout ever come to Nintendo Switch? Why we think it won’t
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Will Fallout ever come to Nintendo Switch? The franchise has appeared across multiple platforms over the years but has mainly stuck to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. Of course, the decision to ultimately release any of these games is in the hands of Bethesda Game Studios.

With Fallout being on the rise again thanks to the release of Starfield, many are wondering when the release of Fallout 5 will be. Many fans on Reddit have also shared that they want a Starfield DLC like Fallout 4’s Far Harbor.

So what is going on with the Nintendo Switch ports for Fallout? Will they ever arrive? Many have guessed that at least Fallout 4 would get ported. Is there a chance Fallout will come to Nintendo’s console?

Will there be a Fallout Nintendo Switch port?

The short answer is probably not. Bethesda Softworks, since being bought out by Microsoft, seems to be transitioning to Xbox exclusivity. It has already come out that the Elder Scrolls VI will be an Xbox-exclusive title. This means that any future ports are unlikely to happen. What about older games in the Fallout franchise?

Once again, it seems very unlikely as the Fallout 4 GoTY edition was released a while back and has since not made its way to Nintendo Switch. Many have stated that they believe the console won’t be able to handle Fallout 4 the way it handles Skyrim and Doom Eternal.

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There were once rumors that the title would be coming to Nintendo’s console but those have faded into non-existence at this point. Todd Howard has also made no interest in stating that Fallout 4 would be coming to Nintendo’s console.

Did you know?

Rumors about the Flalout 4 Game of the Year eiditon coming to Nintendo Switch began with a Spanish site that stated the game would be released on September 26, 2017.

Fans have even asked for older games like Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas to get ported onto the console but those requests appear to have fallen on deaf ears as no ports have been released for either game.

For the foreseeable future, it appears as though you won’t be going on a wasteland adventure on Nintendo Switch. The closest you will get to the quests and survival of past Fallout titles on the platform is Fallout Shelter which was released on the Nintendo Switch back in 2018.

That is everything you need to know about Fallout being on the Switch. When can you expect Fallout 5 to be released? If you want to enjoy a good Bethesda game on the Nintendo Switch, Skyrim, Doom Eternal, and Wolfenstein II are available on the platform.

Is Fallout on Nintendo Switch – FAQ

Could Fallout come to Nintendo Switch in the future?

Currently, there is no information that would suggest that Fallout will come to the Nintendo Switch in the future.

Are there any Fallout games on Nintendo Switch?

Currently, the only Fallout game available on Nintendo Switch is Fallout Shelter.