Bethesda: Wii U Is "Not On Our Radar" Right Now

Company has no Wii U titles in development

Back in September last year, Bethesda — developer behind the hugely popular Elder Scrolls series — was undecided as to whether or not it would be bringing its games to the Wii U; at that stage, the idea wasn't denied nor confirmed, as it previously announced that Skyrim was a "definite possibility".

Casting all doubts aside, in June it announced that the company had no plans whatsoever to bring any of its titles to Nintendo's latest home console — or to the 3DS handheld system.

Speaking to Joystiq, Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines once again stated that the company's games are simply "not on the radar" for the Wii U:

None of the game’s we’ve announced are being developed for the Wii U, so it’s guaranteed that none of those games are coming to Wii U. Will any future ones come out? I can’t say for sure, in our near-term focus it’s not on our radar.

Hines said that it's "largely a hardware thing", and that Bethesda will continue to develop for platforms that will support them.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it another clear-cut case of the Wii U's small install base harming its appeal with third parties? Would you still like to see titles from Bethesda being released on the Wii U? As always, let us know.


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