Bethesda has eyes on the Wii

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"We are going to make an announcement on a really big Wii game this year, we've got a couple of other things in the pipeline, and it's a format we're really looking at with the right approach," revealed Sean Brennan, managing director for Bethesda in Europe, in an exclusive interview published today.

"I've got consoles at home but I wouldn't sit and play an 18-rated game with my family on the Wii," he said. "Is there space in the Wii market for that? I think there is, but again, it's all about finding out how big that is. Is it 5 per cent? If it's five per cent of the market and you can own that space it's worth doing because you can achieve volume. If you can't own it at five per cent, it's not worth doing, quite frankly," he added.

Brennan said that the company isn't going to announce a dedicated label for the Wii as some of its rivals have, and it isn't about to churn out sugar-sweet titles for the tween market.

"We're not going to establish a new range and call it 'My Girly Game Range' or whatever these other companies are doing, it's so me-too and boring.

"Looking at the opportunities in the Nintendo space is interesting for us because it's more driven by getting the right product for the demographic and also the right quality. We're not going to do a hamster simulator, it's not us. We're not going to produce games for girls or pet-sim products. There's nothing to distinguish them from one another," he said.


Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/bethesda-next-to-target-mature-wii-market



This is rather interesting. The interview pretty much says they are going to make a Wii game and it's not some "casual" orientated game. It's not going to be some new IP/label either. If Bethesda goes through with this we will probably see an Elder Scrolls game coming to the Wii. Consindering even their smaller efforts are epic type gameplay this is certainly many WRPG fans should be looking forward too. Though I will be consertative due to the fact that Bethesda has never been a company known for numerous and consistent released games.

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maybe pay to play?

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At least it is a core game.

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fallout wii

Bet reminder: I bet with Tboned51 that Splatoon won't reach the 1 million shipped mark by the end of 2015. I win if he loses and I lose if I lost.

there's still no confirmation if Bethesda is developing the game or just publishing. We'll have to see.

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