Bethesda and Wii U “a possibility,” says Hines

Monday, 26 September 2011 10:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bethesda’s Pete Hines has suggested that the company making games for Wii U is “a possibility.”

“It’s definitely a possibility for the future. We’ll look at any platform that will support that games we’re trying to make, but that’s the key thing – the console has to support the game as it is designed,” the head of PR and marketing told Official Nintendo Magazine UK.

You probably shouldn’t take this as a sign Skyrim’s coming to Wii U, though, with Hines noting the huge amount of work needed to be done across multiple platforms.

“The more changes we have to make to a game the less and less palatable it becomes because making a game is an enormous process. Just doing 360, PS3 and PC – I don’t think people understand the amount of work that goes into that. All of the localisation you have to do… all of the testing you have to do… on every platform in every language… It’s a pretty huge undertaking.

“So you aren’t just supporting the Wii U; You’re supporting it in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.”

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim launches on November 11 for PS3, 360 and PC.