Could Skyrim be a possible Wii U title?

Posted on September 24, 2011 - 8:47am by Ryan Conway


Bethesda's Pete Hines told UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine that the developer is currently thinking over the possibility of a Wii U version of Skyrim. However, this isn't quite set in stone, since they would likely have to make multiple changes to the game to make that happen, which could be too much work for the developers to handle.

It goes without saying that there are many RPG fans out there that are excited for the upcoming release of Bethesda's, Skyrim (including some of the folks at ScrewAttack HQ) and waiting anxiously for its November 11 release on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. This may leave RPG fans who are Nintendo faithful feeling a bit left out but there’s glimmer of hope for them. If they’re planning on buy a Wii U that is.

Bethesda's Pete Hines told UK’s Official Nintendo Magazine that bringing this epic installment of the Elder Scrolls series to the Wii U is definitely a possibility but it isn’t exactly set in stone.

“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 continued by saying that porting the game to the Wii U would by no means be an easy task. He also said that making more and more changes to a game as big as Skyrim, makes it less and less palatable.

“Just doing 360, PS3 and PC - I don't think people understand the amount of work that goes into that. 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."

Even if this possible undertaking doesn’t come to fruition, the mere fact that Bethesda is even interested in bringing Skyrim to the Wii U has to be a good sign for Nintendo at this point. And when you combine this with Crytek’s recent praise of the Wii U’s graphics engine, Nintendo fans must be intrigued at what this new console could potentially bring to the table.

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