There’s a distinct possibility that the Nintendo Switch may be receiving a surprise game announcement in the coming weeks from developer, Panic Button. The Austin-based team are well-known for their contract work porting games to the Switch platform. Their previous work history includes Switch’s ports of DOOM and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, which were both published by Bethesda.
Panic Button’s Co-Founder and Director of Development, Adam Creighton, recently sat down with Variety and shed some light on the studio’s future plans. Firstly, Creighton outlined how experienced the team are working with Nintendo’s hybrid console. Creighton said, “We’ve been working on the hardware for a long time, almost six years.” The next part, however, is a very juicy nugget of intel, as Creighton revealed that his company has been busy working on another major port for Switch, which he expects will be announced as early as next month.
But what could this secret game be, though? Well, a solid guess would be a port of Bethesda’s online survival RPG, Fallout 76, which was announced recently. Could such an online-centric game work smoothly on Nintendo’s fledgling Online Service? Quite possibly. However, if Fallout 76 is indeed the secret title the studio are working on, then why wasn’t the Switch version announced recently along with all the other console and PC platforms?
Perhaps another potential candidate could be a port of 2015’s Fallout 4. Panic Button have shown that they are capable of bringing current gen titles to Switch – albeit, with slightly dialled back graphical features – though clearly Fallout 4 would be a pretty big undertaking for the developer as it’s not only a huge game, but a mechanically deep one, too. Finally, another possible contender could be an anniversary port of Fallout 3 or maybe even Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas. It’s possible, no?
But what do you all think? Is this all just wishful thinking? Or could there be a legit port of a big game around the corner for Nintendo Switch? I guess, we’ll just have to wait and see, eh? As always, we’ll let you know as more intel comes to light.