Keeping in mind how much Bethesda loves the Nintendo Switch, it has always been a fluttering thought as to why we never saw Elder Scrolls Online on the handheld device. Well, now we know why Matt Firor the director for Elder Scrolls Online says that the Nintendo Switch is underpowered to run it.
Firor said, “We have thought about Switch but ESO is an enormous game, and it just will not work. I would love for it to because I love Switch. It is one of the largest games ever made, and it just will not fit on Switch”.
This is a piece of disheartening news seeing as how The Witcher 3 was modded to run on Switch but Elder Scrolls Online won’t be possible and that is due to the fact that The Witcher 3 is an offline game while Elder Scrolls Online cannot work offline.
Elder Scrolls Online will, however, be launching on Google Stadia for those who wish to play the game,
When asked if there could be a possibility of Elder Scrolls Online coming to the switch in the future, Firor said, “Not going to happen. The only way it’d work is if there was some kind of streaming service on Switch. It’s just not powerful enough”.
It looks like the only way to Elder Scrolls Online to work on the Nintendo Switch is to get Stadia or some other streaming service working on it.
Elder Scrolls Online is available right now on the PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch