Jul 3rd, 2011

Rage Wii U
Bethesda, the publisher behind Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and the upcoming Rage and Prey 2, says that they’re interested in supporting the Wii U only if the hardware is powerful enough. According to Bethesda marketing vice president Pete Hines, the company is always looking to make games available to the widest audience possible. Hines continued, saying,

“So to whatever extent new consoles fit with the kind of games we are making and support them technologically, we would certainly do that. The Wii wasn’t even an option — we would have to make wholesale changes to the games we were making on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC to make them work on Wii.”

Hines said that they’ll “would look into putting out games” to the Wii U if the hardware is powerful and suits the games. We already know that the Wii U is 50% more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, so getting some of Bethesda’s upcoming games, like Elder Scrolls Skyrim and Rage, would certainly please the hardcore audience on the Wii U.

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  • Captain N

    Considering we know its more power than this generation of systems it seems like this staement is frivilous. Its obviously powerful enough for their games, so get to work.

  • matt

    I think Sony/Microsoft are asking these devs to hold fire on WiiU development because it will steal the thunder from them consoles because if u read Virgil interview in ONM they say in 2 weeks with project cafe dev-kits were able to get graphics matching top spec PC so 1080p and graphics that match top spec PC and AMD saying there using there most current/up to date graphics means HD7000 series as in there statement they use words that mean only there very best graphics to date HD4000 series is not there best to date the wiiu is a beast and Virgil games explains this in ONM oh they have 2 other games 4 launch as well as DS2 so even at 50% more powerful and dont forget thats with underclocked dev-kits that makes its cpu 4 cores at 3.6ghz and a custom Radeon HD gpu clocked at 875mhz based on HD6000/HD7000 thats exactly 50% more powerful so basically imagine what Retro Studios could do with that power forget Bethesda there rubbish compared to Nintendo/Valve/Epic/Crytek/Retro Studios/ect.

    • Castamere

      Was that one giant run-on sentence?