Wii U owners have been dealt another blow, as Bethesda, publishers of the Fallout, Elder Scrolls and Dishonored games, have announced that the latest Nintendo console doesn’t figure into their current development plans.
“None of the game’s we’ve announced are being developed for the Wii U, so it’s guaranteed that none of those games are coming to Wii U,” Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines told Joystiq at QuakeCon, when quizzed in regards to The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Evil Within.
“Will any future ones come out? I can’t say for sure, in our near-term focus it’s not on our radar.”
“It’s largely a hardware thing,” Hines said, once again suggestive of the lack of power of the Wii U console and the difficulties adequately developing for its quirky touchscreen controller.
Bethesda are just the latest company to give the Wii U the cold shoulder. EA have all-but abandoned Wii U development, Ubisoft have given up on offering exclusives to the Nintendo console, and increasingly features for games that do make it to the Wii U (including the multiplayer mode for Batman: Arkham Origins) are being culled from version headed to the Nintendo machine.
Is Bethesda’s involvement with the Wii U done and dusted? “It remains to be seen what the future holds,” teased Hines, but in the short term, it’s yet another blow to Nintendo’s struggling console.