Bethesda Has No Current Plans For Wii U or Handhelds
Posted by Andy Green
Not ruling out future releases, though
Bethesda has never really been associated with Nintendo. The developer behind the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series can mostly be found making games for PC and other consoles and it seems likely it will stay that way for the foreseeable future.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Peter Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, said the company has no plans for social or mobile platforms and has "nothing announced" for Nintendo's latest home console:
We have nothing announced in development for Wii U. It's not something that we've done anything for previously. I don't even remember the last time we've done a Nintendo title. We don't have anything now. Whether or not we would in the future is TBD. As for why, I guess I'd rather not go into that.
Hines also recently spoke to IGN and reiterated that stance, however, he said should opportunities arise to make a game for the Wii U or handhelds the company would do so - but only if it makes sense:
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.
There was a bit of confusion surrounding Bethesda's upcoming title Wolfenstein: The New Order, which is being developed by MachineGames, as the developer announced it would be coming to all current generation and next generation consoles, only to later say that did not include Wii U.
Bethesda appears to have left the door open with Wii U and handheld devices. Will it ever create a game for a Nintendo system in the future? Well, Hines said he "would never say never".
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