Bethesda planning “really big” mature Wii game, not a “hamster simulator”
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Sean Brennan, managing director for Bethesda Europe, has said the company has plans for Wii, and will be bringing a mature title to the platform in the future.
“We are going to make an announcement on a really big Wii game this year, we’ve got a couple of other things in the pipeline, and it’s a format we’re really looking at with the right approach,” he remarks.
“I’ve got consoles at home but I wouldn’t sit and play an 18-rated game with my family on the Wii.”Is there space in the Wii market for that? I think there is, but again, it’s all about finding out how big that is. Is it 5 per cent? If it’s five per cent of the market and you can own that space it’s worth doing because you can achieve volume. If you can’t own it at five per cent, it’s not worth doing, quite frankly,” he added.
“We’re not going to establish a new range and call if ‘My Girly Game Range’ or whatever these other companies are doing, it’s so me-too and boring.”
“Looking at the opportunities in the Nintendo space is interesting for us because it’s more driven by getting the right product for the demographic and also the right quality. We’re not going to do a hamster simulator, it’s not us. We’re not going to produce games for girls or pet-sim products. There’s nothing to distinguish them from one another,” he concluded.