Bethesda and Wii U “a possibility,” says Hines

Monday, 26th 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.



  1. The Evil Pope

    Personally, i don’t care what platform Skyrim is on. Oblivion was a snorefest and Skyrim won’t be any different.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. fearmonkey

    @1 – Your “snorefest” is another man’s game of the year. Many people love the elder scrolls series, it’s too bad your not one of them.
    Some gamers are more into the adventure and exploration that constant action……….. (Myself included)

    The Wiiu might have the best console version if released. The screen on the controller would be great for inventory, spell building etc.

    #2 3 years ago

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