Bethesda’s been quite busy porting a lot of their games over to the Nintendo Switch including, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, Doom and Skyrim, but it was confirmed that Fallout 76 won’t be coming to the console. According to Bethesda Marketing Executive, Pete Hines, the only reason for this is because it just “wasn’t doable”:
The Switch is something I can say with certainty that it’s a part of every conversation with every dev we have now about what we’re doing going forward because we consider it to be a viable platform. If the game will work on it, we want it to be on every platform possible. Fallout 76 is not because it just wasn’t doable. But honestly, there is no game in development that we haven’t had a conversation about [bringing it to Switch]. Does this work on the Switch, do you have a plan for the Switch? It’s not a mandate. Everything we do has to be developer-led, but it’s something we want to make sure is on folks’ radar.
It was also recently confirmed that The Elder Scrolls Online won’t be making it on the Switch either, so it seems like it might be something to do with the persistent online component of the games. Bethesda has been quite happy to make their games available on the Switch, and are seen as one of the publishers with the most games available on the relatively new console, but all of those games are single-player focused experiences.