According to a listing on Best Buy.ca, not only will the remastered version of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim be coming to Nintendo Switch, it will also be getting the much coveted mod support.
This would be a huge statement of intent from Nintendo, if true. This is a company that has been notoriously cautious allowing third party influences on games on their hardware, stripping back that precise functionality from past games.
However with the recent success of Mario Maker, Nintendo has clearly seen the benefits of allowing users to experiment and tweak things in games and are probably more receptive to the idea than ever before.
Admittedly, the listing on Best Buy is the same used for both Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, so we still need to take things with a pinch of salt, but this is what showed up on the page. Naturally, it has since been taken down.
- This special edition of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been remastered and enhanced for the current generation of home consoles
- Visual and graphical enhancements include remastered game art, effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and more.
- The Special Edition also brings PC-like mod support to the game, so you can continually refresh your experience with new quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor and weapons.
This is also particularly significant considering the troubles Bethesda had introducing the mod support on Playstation 4. Though early rumblings suggest that Switch will get an equivalent store to Playstation, not the more open store users can find on Xbox One.
Of course, nothing has been confirmed as yet. We don’t even have a release date, though Skyrim Special Edition is expected on Switch towards the later end of 2017.