Bethesda says Wii U hardware is too limited for its games

first_imgBethesda has a habit of pushing the limits when it comes to the hardware its games run on, and as a gamer I welcome that. In the case of the PS3, Skyrim looked to be a step too far as the game suffered multiple issues and didn’t receive updates at the same time as the Xbox 360 and PC, if at all.Bethesda will continue to aim for the best looking and most expansive games it can produce, though, and that’s why we won’t be seeing any of the developer’s games on the Wii U. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s vice president of PR and marketing has confirmed that the Wii U hardware is too limited to handle “the games we want to make” so Nintendo’s latest platform isn’t being supported.It isn’t just Bethesda’s in-house games that are shunning the Wii U, though. Don’t expect any id Software titles, Wolfenstein: The New Order, or The Evil Within to make an appearance on the console. It just isn’t going to happen, and anyone hoping it might be a different story for The Elder Scrolls Online MMO is also going to be disappointed.The Wii U is mainly being overlooked by other publishers and developers simply because the machine isn’t selling in great enough numbers. Bethesda is focusing on the fact the hardware isn’t good enough, but even if that wasn’t an issue, I bet they’d still have reservations about there only being 3.6 million Wii U in homes around the world after being on the market for 9 months.last_img read more