Interested in playing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the upcoming Wii U? That may very well be a possibility according to a statement by a Bethesda Executive.
In Skyrim news today we learn that Pete Hines, Vice President of marketing at Bethesda Studios, got with Official Nintendo Magazine to announce that the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls V Skyrim release may also be made available on the Nintendo platform, in addition to the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC platforms.
Hines goes on to say, “It’s definitely a possibility for the future. We’ll look at any platform that will support… games we’re trying to make, but that’s the key thing – the console has to support the game as it is designed.”
The Bethesda Executive also mentioned that it would be a difficult task to take on not only because of the difference in platform, but because the game would also need to be tested in multiple languages.
“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.”
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is presently undergoing development for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. It currently scheduled to be released worldwide on November 11, 2011.