"That's Not What We Do"
Bethesda's Pete Hines has discussed the company's approach to the industry beyond PC and home console retail releases, saying that although he's not saying "never", it's not "what [Bethesda] do".
"We have nothing announced in development for Wii U,” he told Eurogamer. “It’s not something that we’ve done anything for previously. I don’t even remember the last time we’ve done a Nintendo title. We don’t have anything now. Whether or not we would in the future is TBD. As for why, I guess I’d rather not go into that.
"We don't have Facebook stuff. We don't have mobile stuff. We feel like we really know who we are and we know what we're good at. That's not to say that we wouldn't do an iPhone game or an XBLA thing, but it would have to be at a certain time where it would feel right coming from us. If we're not going to do that, then we're just not going to bother. Those are cool markets and people are doing really well [in it], but that's just not what we do."
But is Hines worried about the potential decline of the triple-A market? Well, in Hines' own words, it's his job to be perennially worried about that sort of thing.
"A while ago it was social games that were all the rage and [people were asking] 'why aren't we doing Facebook?' That's not what we do, and now that's no longer a big deal. So we didn't run after it and now we're not running away from it. We're just going to kind of stick to what we feel is best.
"And that's not to say we're not branching out. We started a new studio out in Austin led by Rich Vogel called Battlecry, which is working on a free-to-play title, so we're clearly not "oh, it only needs to be premium priced triple-A stuff on a disc. We have other stuff in the works."