While some developers have been jumping upon the Wii U bandwagon after considering the gameplay possibilities available with the platform’s new controller, developer Bethesda Softworks is more concerned with the processing power, and as such, is still on the fence about supporting the console.
Known for creating titles that push PCs and home consoles to their max (and occasionally suffer because of it), Bethesda wants to ensure that the Wii U is strong enough to at least rival the current generation power of the PS3 and Xbox 360.
But the potential for new generation tech support doesn’t stop wit the Wii U, as Bethesda has also revealed that they are impressed with the technical specs that the PS Vita is boasting. Of course, the Vita being a handheld might peg Bethesda’s support for the upcoming platform a little less likely than the Wii U.
Speaking with Executive VP Pete Hines, MCV was able to discover that if the consoles were a good fit, Bethesda might even consider bringing some of their hot new titles of the moment to the platforms.
“I honestly know nothing about the tech specs of the new platforms and whether or not they are a good fit for what we are making with say Rage and Skyrim and Prey 2. If they are a good fit for the kind of games we are making then absolutely, we would look to put them out for those. But beyond that I can’t get into specifics.”
Though this is good news for Nintendo fans that have been missing out on a ton of great Bethesda content, it most likely doesn’t mean that Skyrim or Rage will be coming to the Wii U. While other titles have claimed they would support the platform after their PS3 and Xbox 360 releases, this vague statement doesn’t bode much confidence in that possibility becoming a reality for Bethesda.
Still, Bethesda has always been a publisher and developer that pride themselves on rich RPG experiences, a genre that could definitely benefit from an added screen. It might not be a real-life premium map, but the Wii U controller could certainly make Bethesda’s job of managing a ton of menus easier.
Would you be interested in checking out one of Bethesda’s upcoming titles on the Wii U or PS Vita? In what ways could you see current titles like Skyrim or Rage benefiting from the Wii U controller?