Bethesda's long line of serious games for the machines powerful enough to handle them may soon expand to the Wii U and handheld consoles, says the company's Pete Hines. “To whatever extent new consoles fit with the kind of games we are making and support them technologically,” said the Bethesda marketing VP in an interview with MCV, “we would certainly do that.” Prospective good news for Nintendo fans long locked out of franchises, like the Elder Scrolls, and also for handheld players eyeing Sony’s PlayStation Vita.
While Hines insists that the company's focus has always been on making its titles “available to the widest audience possible on whatever platforms that will support the game,” few would deny that that's a somewhat exclusive list. “The Wii wasn't even an option” for Bethesda tent poles like Oblivion, says Hines: “we would have to make wholesale changes to the games we were making on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC to make them work.” He says it's too early to say anything definite, but that the Wii U and PlayStation Vita may present a new platform for high-powered upcoming Bethesda titles like Skyrim, Rage and Prey 2: “If [the consoles] are a good fit for the kind of games we are making then absolutely, we would look to put them out for those. But beyond that I can't get into specifics.”
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Hines' sentiments may be less of a “just you wait” and more of a “we'll see,” but for prospective Wii U or PS Vita owners anxious to keep up with the hype over Skyrim or Rage, that alone seems more than enough to keep hope alive. What does the suggestion do for you?
Jun 30, 2011
[Source: CVG, MCV]