The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim On Nintendo's Wii U Is "A Possibility"


Posted September 26, 2011 - By Leah Jackson

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In an interview with the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine, Bethesda's Vice President of PR, Pete Hines, said that bringing The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim to the Wii U is "a possibility." According to Hines, Bethesda will "look at any platform that will support [the] games we're trying to make, but that's the key thing - the console has to support the game as it is designed."

While Nintendo is looking to reach out to more third party developers when the Wii U is eventually released, Hines goes in to detail about how much work it is to create games for multiple platforms. "The more changes we have to make to a game the less and less palatable it becomes because making a game is an enormous process. Just doing 360, PS3 and PC - I don't think people understand the amount of work that goes into that," he said.

"All of the localization you have to do... all of the testing you have to do... on every platform in every language... It's a pretty huge undertaking. So you aren't just supporting the Wii U; You're supporting it in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish," Hines concluded.

What this means is that Bethesda isn't ruling anything out regarding the Wii U, but they aren't committing to anything either. At this point I'm just hoping that the Wii U will in fact get some prominent developers working on the console but I'm not exactly expecting to see Skyrim as a launch title or anything.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
is coming out for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011. I'll be getting it for the PC, what about you?

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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim On Nintendo's Wii U Is "A Possibility"


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