by Mike Bendel on June 30, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
The recent Wii U announcement has generated an ample amount of interest from third-party publishers and developers, even those that completely skipped the Wii due to its lack of horsepower – like Valve. Turns out, Elder Scrolls and Fallout developer Bethesda is also watching the Wii U closely.
Company vice president Pete Hines told UK trade site MCV that while the firm isn’t ready to make any commitments, Wii U support is being considered — provided the tech specs are a “good fit.” Hines was keen to note that the firm is not willing to make compromises for the sake of releasing on another platform.
“So to whatever extent new consoles fit with the kind of games we are making and support them technologically, we would certainly [try to release them for those systems,” explained Hines.
He added, “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.”
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