Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor0
Bethesda Says Nintendo Not Communicating With Third Parties
Bethesda has been putting the lack of third party games on the Wii U down to Nintendo’s approach and communications, or rather lack of, with third party developers.
Speaking in Game Trailers Bonus Round, Pete Hines, Bethesda Softworks’ vice president of public relations, spoke about how he puts the lack of third party support on the Wii U down to failing to communicate with third party developers, something which he says Microsoft and Sony have been doing correctly with them and that Nintendo should follow the example of ‘what Sony and Microsoft have been doing with us for a long time’.
He went on to say that Nintendo should involve them more in the construction of hardware, so that it better supports their games, and that this lack of communication and meeting the needs of developers is the reason for the lack of third party games, ‘If you’re just going sort [of] deciding, ‘we’re going to make a box and this is how it works and you should make games for it’. Well, no. No is my answer; I’m going to focus on other ones that better support what it is we’re trying to do’.
Bethesda is best know for their work on the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games, and their upcoming releases include The Elder Scrolls Online (pictured above), and the publishing of games such as The Evil Within and Wolfensein: The New Order. They have a lot of great games in my opinion, so its a real shame for Wii U owners that their missing out on them, but perhaps they have a point and Nintendo should listen.
What do you think? Do you think Nintendo should listen to the needs of third party developers more?