Bethesda says Wii U is "not on our radar"

Bethesda's Pete Hines says the Wii U's hardware is stopping the company from developing for it.

Bethesda has reasserted that Nintendo's Wii U is not a part of the company's plans, saying that it is "not on our radar."

The Skyrim developer said last month that it was not developing any titles for Nintendo's latest home console, but in an interview with Joystiq has now said the choice to omit the platform was mainly because of the hardware.

"It's largely a hardware thing," said Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines in an interview with Joystiq. Hines says Bethesda likes to "make the games that we want to make, on whatever platforms will support them as developed."

To illustrate his point, Hines added that The Elder Scrolls Online "likely would have" been released on the Xbox 360 but that it wasn't possible due to the hardware.

Bethesda says it will not rule out supporting the Wii U in the future, however. "It remains to be seen what the future holds," said Hines.

Bethesda's current lineup of games includes Wolfenstein: The New Order, Shinji Mikami-led survival horror The Evil Within, and MMO The Elder Scrolls Online.

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CarlNg
CarlNg

Have fun dealing with the XBox One, a console that caters to man children. 

CarlNg
CarlNg

Who cares? Bethesda sucks anyway. 

gww101
gww101

@CarlNg I just had a good laugh. Apparently they have best sellers while sucking.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Not surprising. Wii U isn't on a lot of devs radars.

redboat555
redboat555

good Bethesda u don't make u don't make for wii u cause wii u sucks at least they know wii u sucks 

CarlNg
CarlNg

@redboat555 Wii U is great. XBox 1 sucks. Attain better grammar, moron. 

gww101
gww101

@CarlNg Use an Xbox One before stating your opnion as fact. You call him a moron and have no idea who he is, maybe he's German.

redboat555
redboat555

@CarlNg at least its better then wii u  lol wii u is a joke I've have used one and its a joke lol 

Albert__Fish
Albert__Fish

Well they should not have built a system made for children. When you market that hard to children you have no integrity. It should be illegal. 

CarlNg
CarlNg

@Albert__Fish You're a moron. Games like CoD and Angry Birds are aimed at children, or the immature of mind, like yourself. 

gww101
gww101

@CarlNg @Albert__Fish Mario, Zelda, are likely what he meant. Way to be passive aggressive again. They have pills for that you know.

klonoa53
klonoa53

Oh no my WiiUseless is still useless!

CarlNg
CarlNg

@klonoa53 No you're useless.  

Mariner32
Mariner32

With any current games they're working on (i.e. Wolfenstein and The Evil Within) I can understand not having a Wii U version. If they simply didn't start working on a Wii U version then it makes sense that they wouldn't bend over backwards to port them. However, I'll be one of the first people to call BS on this "hardware limitation" stance if *any* of their subsequent games get released on the PS3 or the Xbox 360.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Bethesda never struck me as a Nintendo friendly dev in the first place. Maybe they could publish something for it but as far as the games they develop I just don't see on any Nintendo system. Don't know if that's a good thing or not.

ewjiml
ewjiml

Selling my Wii U yesterday was a better investment than buying it.....

CarlNg
CarlNg

@ewjiml You didn't have a Wii U to begin with, Microsoft dev. 

gww101
gww101

@CarlNg Again, stating things you have no knowledge of as fact.

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

even if it's on the wii u it's not like anybody will buy it. when was the last successful 3rd party exclusive? zombi u?

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

@JustPlainLucas What i don't understand is that guy from Ubi also said Zombiu & Rayman were cheap to make back in 2012. It sold around 500k copies, graphics were nothing special, didn't have many weapons, no online so how couldn't it have not made a profit when it was clearly low budget?

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

@veryDERPY The only marketing for that game that i saw were on youtube for a week or two then nothing.

soulless4now
soulless4now

lol I don't think it's on anyone's radar judging from sales. 

soulless4now
soulless4now

@CarlNg Only in our dreams, sadly. Xbone has become a force to be reckoned with.