Bethesda have said that the Wii U is, “not something that we are currently developing for.”
In an interview with MCV, Bethesda’s marketing vice president Peter Hines was asked a variety of questions about the next gen, including about how the Wii U could get it’s support. He said, It’s a number of factors. The truth is, it’s not something that we are currently developing for. I don’t know whether that changes down the road or not. It depends on the games that we are making and how we think it aligns with that console, and how the hardware aligns with the other stuff we are making. We will see.”
Though Bethesda have not internally worked on any Nintendo platform for a number of years, they have become the latest developer to cast doubts about the console’s long term viability. In May, EA admitted that they also had no games in development for the Wii U, though Ubisoft and Sega have since come out and defended the console.
In the first half of the year in the UK, Wii U games sales lagged behind those of PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita and even the original Wii.