Bethesda: no games for Wii U

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Marketing man Pete Hines says it doesn't have any plans to work on limping next-gen console.

Bethesda's marketing VP, Pete Hines, has admitted that the company has no plans to work on Nintendo's struggling Wii U console.

Despite preparing a number of high-profile projects for both Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, the Elder Scrolls maker says it doesn't have any titles that would align with Nintendo's Wii successor.

“It’s a number of factors,” Hines told MCV, adding: “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.”

Last week, Ubisoft CEO and chairman Yves Guillemot revealed that the company had no plans to follow up Wii U launch title ZombiU with a sequel, citing poor sales, and admitted that it was unlikely to make more Wii U exclusive titles.

"We must find a way to ensure the creativity of those games could have a big enough audience," he told interviewers.

"We hope it will take off. At the moment, we've said 'let's do through Christmas and see where we are from there.'"

However, Nintendo's creative maestro Shingeru Miyamoto said he was on the case and was working on a brand new franchise that could kindle interest in the new console.

“I think it's about time we brought out a new franchise,” the Mario maker commented.

“I can't give out details, but that's the title that's been keeping me pretty busy lately.”



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