Bethesda: Wii U is “Not Something that We Are Currently Developing For”

Bethesda: Wii U is “Not Something that We Are Currently Developing For”

Bethesda doesn’t seem to have much interest in developing for the Wii U, and that has been demonstrated once more by the company’s Marketing Vice President Pete Hines as part of an interview on MCV UK.

The interviewer asked what would make Nintendo’s console more attractive for Bethesda, and the answer wasn’t very encouraging, even if it didn’t permanently close any door:

It’s a number of factors. The truth is, it’s not something that we are currently developing for. I don’t know whether that changes down the road or not. It depends on the games that we are making and
how we think it aligns with that console, and how the hardware aligns with the other stuff we are making. We will see.

It’s certainly unfortunate to see the support for the Wii U spread so thin lately, but hopefully the first party games coming in the second half of the year starting with Pikmin 3 will strengthen its installed base and bring third party support back to acceptable levels.