Thursday, January 29, 2015

Skyrim For Wii U Is A Possibility, Probably Won’t Happen

Bethesda’s said there’s definitely a possibility of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim being developed for Nintendo’s upcoming console Wii U, but went on to say it’s not as simple as people think.

That’s according to the firm’s Pete Hines, who went on to explain to the Official Nintendo Magazine UK the difficulties in making a game for all platforms.

“It’s definitely a possibility for the future. 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,” he said.

“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.”

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sees a release on November 11th for PS3, 360 and PC.

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  • nick

    of course its allot of work, no one said making games is easy.
    something tells me though when wiiU releases and becomes the best selling hardware ever released their tone will change.
    amazing how much a few $$$ can change things!