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

on July 16, 2013 2:40 PM

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.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.