Don't Believe The Fallout 4 Switch Rumors Just Yet

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  • Playstation 4
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  • Xbox One
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2015-11-10
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Fallout 4 isn't coming to the Switch, or at least isn't right now. Wikia

Rumors of a Fallout 4 release for the Nintendo Switch have popped up online, thanks to a listing on a Spanish retail site. But don’t get too excited, because this is a rumor you shouldn’t believe at all.

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The listing for a Fallout 4 Switch version on El Corte Inglés Photo: El Corte Inglés

The listing for Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition for Switch can be found on the website of Spanish department store El Corte Inglés. The listing mentions the game will include all DLC packs including Nuka-World, Far Harbor and others. Skyrim is coming to Switch in November, so why not Fallout, right?

Here’s where things start falling apart. The listing also mentions graphical enhancements and mod compatibility, like the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. Sorry, but the Switch version isn’t going to have enhanced graphics. If anything, the graphics would be reduced to run smoothly on the Switch’s less powerful hardware.

Additionally, the listing appears to have been modified since the original posting, but users on NeoGAF are noting it previously included a release date of Sept. 26. Bethesda would never stealth-drop one of the studio’s biggest games onto a new console without any sort of hype or publicity. There wasn’t even a teaser trailer or mysterious tweet or anything. The listing no longer mentions the Sept. 26 date, which counts as another point towards this rumor being nothing.

The last indicator of this listing being a mess-up or hoax is another change noted by NeoGAF users. The original price, which has since been removed, is €34.90. That converts to around $41. There’s no way a newly-released version of Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition on a new console would sell for that low a price.

However, a Switch version of Fallout 4 is still a hypothetical possibility. If Skyrim sells well enough on the Switch, it would make sense that Bethesda would be interested in a Fallout 4 port to Nintendo’s latest console. Also, like Bethesda’s approach to VR, the studio is likely using Skyrim as a familiar project on an unfamiliar platform. Once Bethesda is more comfortable working on Switch games, there are more opportunities for other games to be ported over.

So what do you think? Would you like to see a Fallout 4 release for the Switch? Will you wait until you see how Skyrim can perform while on the go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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