Could Bethesda Publish on Handhelds and Wii U? "Never Say Never"

June 23, 2013

Throughout the years we have happily enjoyed playing Bethesda games on consoles and PC, we even dabbled with playing the mobile version of The Elder Scrolls series. However, we’ve never gotten a chance to play their titles on Wii U, Vita or 3DS. Well that’s all about to change…maybe. Fingers crossed!

Pete Hines, Bethesda’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing has recently proclaimed the publishing giant wouldn’t rule out expanding to Wii U and handheld platforms since its already plans on supporting the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

We don’t have anything announced for Wii U. We don’t have anything announced for the handhelds. Are there opportunities that could come up there that could make sense and be the kinds of things we would want to do? Absolutely. But what we have going on right now doesn’t fit with that. Other platforms that we’re not doing anything for, we’ll wait and see.

Hines elaborated further,

I would never say never. There are a lot of talented folks doing a lot of cool stuff, and maybe opportunities arise, or maybe somebody internally says, ‘hey, I have this great idea to do this thing on this platform.’ If that makes sense and it feels like something Bethesda would do, okay. But we’re not just going to bang a round peg into a square hole. That’s not how we work. It doesn’t make sense for us.

This is an interesting statement, for just days ago Hines proclaimed Bethesda outright wouldn’t support the Wii U. If Bethesda starts creating games for handhelds and the Wii U, we could have an array of titles at the ready. Just image Fallout for the PS Vita or hell even a new Wolfenstein or Prey for Wii U or 3DS. One can dream.

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