Bethesda 'will support Wii U if it's powerful enough'

Skyrim, Rage and Prey 2 could all come to the new Ninty console

Bethesda will bring its core titles, such as Skyrim, Rage and Prey 2, to the Nintendo Wii U... if the tech is powerful enough.


Although we saw big name franchises like Call of Duty come to the original Wii, for Bethesda, the amount of re-development that would have gone into names like Fallout and Elder Scrolls made the lower powered machine a no go.

"Our motto has always been: We want to make our gmaes available to the widest audience possible on whatever platforms that will support the game," marketing VP Pete Hines told MCV.

"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."

Things are looking up for the Wii U and the PlayStation Vita though, since they are said to boast significantly improved technology compared to their predecessors.

Hines still remains cautious though: "I honestly know nothing about the tech specs of the new platforms and whether or not they are a good fit for what we are making with say Rage and Skyrim and Prey 2," he said.

"If they 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."

Nintendo fans are in for a long haul if Skyrim does come to the Wii U. It was confirmed earlier this week that the massive RPG has hundreds of hours of content. We expected nothing less.