Bethesda ‘will support Wii U if it’s powerful enough’

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Bethesda are well known for their beautiful open-world games like Fallout 3 and the Elder Scrolls series, and have many fans. I haven’t kept up much with them before, but I recently started playing Oblivion, and am loving every moment of it, so I’m definitely excited to see that they’re enthusiastic about the Wii U.

Our motto has always been: We want to make our gmaes available to the widest audience possible on whatever platforms that will support the game.

The Wii wasn’t even an option – we would have to make wholesale changes to the games we were making on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC to make them work on Wii.

I honestly know nothing about the tech specs of the new platforms and whether or not they are a good fit for what we are making with say Rage and Skyrim and Prey 2. If they are a good fit for the kind of games we are making then absolutely, we would look to put them out for those. But beyond that I can’t get into specifics.

Bethesda’s vice president Pete Hines was careful to not outright confirm anything; but considering that the Wii U is a more powerful machine than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, I’m quite certain that it will, in fact, be a “good fit” for their future projects.

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. Patrick

    Bethesda would be an awesome developer for the third party side of the WiiU since almost everybody I know who has played the Fallout games have loved them and I personally love all that Bethesda has put out.

  2. horrid henry

    IF lol,,,,, there’s no if,, iwata said zelda tech not possible on other systems…….i rest my case.

  3. Oldergamer

    I’ll be glad when the Age of If is passed and we enter the Age of Commitment with the 3rd parties.

    Until then, it’s mere verbiage with no concrete do. I remain therefore, until evidence proves otherwise, a solid cynic. Rather that than a doe-eyed innocent.

    Honestly I would LOVE to see some solid AAA 3rd party games on the Wii-U. I don’t expect it though and have VERY low expectations. I will be MORE than happy to recant and eat crow however.

    I await being proven wrong… but not with held breath. 🙂

    And feel free to call me a cranky old man… (I DO have grandkids entering their early teens), I’ll wear it proudly, having earned it via life experience. 😀