Bethesda seems reluctant to release Elder Scrolls on the Wii U. The Wii U pad may seem like it’s perfect for an RPG like Elder Scrolls, but Bethesda doesn’t think the Wii U will have the hardware specs to back it up. Don’t worry, I’m sure there will be a Cooking Mama game for the Wii U.
Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines says the studio’s “approach has been to put our games out on all of the platforms that will support them,” but that “so far the Wii hasn’t fitted into that. Whether Wii U does down the road is TBD.”
Hines tells Videogamer that Bethesda is, in general, cautious of the next round of consoles. “For me the problems with new consoles are two-fold. The developers are trying to hit a moving technical target, because the platforms are being built. A new console doesn’t just show up a year before launch and is exactly what it will be when it comes out. It moves and iterates along the way. And introducing something like that to games that are in development is always a bit tricky. And that is obviously an element of risk.”