Bethesda's PR boss Peter Hines says that Skyrim could make its way to the Wii U, as long as the conditions are right. He says that Bethesda will potentially look at any platform, as long as it can accommodate the kind of games the studio makes.
However, Hines said that having a platform that could support a game like Skyrim was crucial, because the more work that Bethesda had to do, the less appealing porting the game became. "Making a game is an enormous process," he said. "Just doing 360, PS3 and PC - I don't think people understand the amount of work that goes into that. All of the localization you have to do ... It's a pretty huge undertaking."
"You aren't just supporting the Wii U; you're supporting it in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish," he added.
The Wii U should be able to hold its own in terms of raw power against the PS3 and Xbox 360, which is a point in its favor, as well as having capabilities that they lack, most notably the large touch screen built into its controller. There's a lot that an Elder Scrolls game could do with that touch screen - it could make checking the map and fast travel a breeze - but as Hines says Bethesda has to feel like it's worth it before it will invest time, money, and effort into bringing the game over.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim V comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 11th.
2nd Article- EVERY book in Oblivion can now be yours! That means you can show off all your friends the Lusty Argonian maid and more!
Reddit user notadoctoreither was fascinated by the books of Oblivion which included everything from romances to the history of Cyrodiil. There was just one problem: Reading them all on a TV or monitor was kind of a drag. So he did what any overly-industrious gaming fan would do, and has collected 257 in-game books into one massive tome.
"I thought it'd be nicer to read all the great in-game books from a real book," explains notadoctoreither. Which seems easy enough until you realize the sheer enormity of the task of printing the books themselves then the job of binding the book by hand. The 952-page volume took three years to plan of planning (one and off) and a solid month of construction to complete.
Oblivion has a massive modding community that is still quite alive and strong, which is saying a lot for a game that has been around since 2006. Notadoctoreither has gone one step beyond the traditional mods and has created this collection that any Oblivion fan would pay a sizeable amount to own or just read.
With Skyrim's release on the horizon there's going to be a whole new slew of in-game books that are just begging to be collected and put into a collection of their own.
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