Fallout 3 Dev Says no to more Wii and DS

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.10.2008 4

Bethesda Softworks, creators of The Elder Scrolls and developers of Fallout 3 recently said no to Wii and DS.

The studio's publishing exec Paul Oughton spoke on their current project status, and with Fallout 3 released this month you'd expect some free time on their hands, but it seems that Bethesda is still reluctant to do more for the Wii and DS.

In 2006/7 they produced a Star Trek for both systems, but since then it seems that we won't be seeing an Elder Scrolls, Fallout or IHRA Drag Racing on either system.

We've seen games selling in the past 18 months that we never thought we'd see. We wouldn't have thought that pet games and cooking games would have a viable market five years ago. No publisher would have taken those products on.

But Nintendo bought new products in with vast amounts of marketing money to launch these into the minds of the consumer and made a market for them. Every other publisher then very quickly developed DS and Wii products and we're getting to saturation now.

With a growing number of devs bringing their bigger names to the DS, at least, and some on the Wii also will/should Bethesda consider rethinking their strategy?

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Oblivion or similar games can\'t work on the Wii, the amount of processing power that goes into rendering huge worlds like Oblivion is way too much for the Wii to cope with, with a decent level of visual fidelity. They could probably do something but it\'d just look like Morrowind which is like....6 years old now?

( Edited 29.10.2008 22:50 by knighty )

I wouldn\'t want a port of any Elder Scrolls games, those games are designed for other consoles. If I wanted to play them, I\'d have bought a 360.

So it\'s a little disheartening when fans and developers alike take making games for Wii as being synonomous with bringing already existing games and franchises to the system. So what they say is not \"we can\'t make games for Wii\", they say \"we don\'t want to create a brand new experience\".

It\'s why most completely miss the beat while the minority such as High Voltage, Sega and Marvelous are going to make a fucking mint.

( Edited 30.10.2008 00:13 by D_prOdigy )

knighty said:
Oblivion or similar games can\'t work on the Wii, the amount of processing power that goes into rendering huge worlds like Oblivion is way too much for the Wii to cope with, with a decent level of visual fidelity. They could probably do something but it\'d just look like Morrowind which is like....6 years old now?

They did Oblivion on the PSP.

Anyway as he said the market for casual games is becoming saturated so in the near future, hardcore games will once again rise on the Wii, they dn\'t have to make oblivion on the Wii, they could try something else.

Like D_prOdigy said HVS, Sega and marvelous are going to make alot of money, because they\'re bringing in the hardcore games at the right time.

( Edited 30.10.2008 00:22 by Stulaw )

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That's funny. Bethesda says, game market on Wii and DS is saturated now? And that when they and others create every new RPG in the style of Morrowind: Oblivion, Fallout3... every one the same mechanics, the same view, the same engine (more or less, you know what I mean). Others create all the more WW2-shooter, shooter itself on X360... this console sinks into a swamp of shooters. And they say the market is saturated? Yeah, it is: it's saturated with mediocre games on Wii and shovelware on both consoles. So make something good, for heaven's sake. Make a shooter like the Conduit, make a true RPG like a new Star Ocean (Hello Square-Enix, I am talking to you!), make this and that... A console isn't about one bloody kind of games. It's about good games!

And Bethesda never was a company, which was goodwith small ressources. Their Morrowind engine sucked a lot... So why calling for Bethesda for Wii-games? Call for true and good companies with at least enough ideas and ideals to see more in Wii and DS then cooking games.

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

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