Posted by John on September 25, 2011

Skyrim on Wii U ‘definitely a possibility’

The incredible-looking Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is just around the corner for PS3, Xbox and PC, and while Wii owners are forced to look in with envy Bethesda says it’s ‘definitely a possibility’ the game might arrive on Wii U.

Bethesda’s Pete Hines told our friends at the Official Nintendo Magazine UK, “It’s definitely a possibility for the future,” when asked about Skyrim on the powerful Wii U.

“We’ll look at any platform that will support that games we’re trying to make, but that’s the key thing - the console has to support the game as it is designed.”

Hines goes on to explain that development costs are a factor for moving a game to another platform.

“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. All of the localisation 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,” he added, again reassuring ONM that “it’s definitely a possibility.”

This mirrors statements from Hines earlier this year when he said the new platforms (Wii U and PS Vita) will get Bethesda’s support if they are ‘a good fit’ for its games. “If they are a good fit for the kind of games we are making then absolutely, we would look to put [Bethesda's games] out for those,” he said.

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