The studio behind The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of this year's big Christmas blockbusters, have told Official Nintendo Magazine that it is possible that they will work on Wii U in the future.
When asked about Wii U, Bethesda's Pete Hines said: "It's definitely a possibility for the future. We'll look at any platform that will support that games we're trying to make, but that's the key thing - the console has to support the game as it is designed."
Yet before you start jumping to the conclusion that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to Wii U in 2012, a word a caution. Hines said that creating games for multiple platforms is a lot of work.
"The more changes we have to make to a game the less and less palatable it becomes because making a game is an enormous process. Just doing 360, PS3 and PC - I don't think people understand the amount of work that goes into that. All of the localisation you have to do... all of the testing you have to do... on every platform in every language... It's a pretty huge undertaking.
"So you aren't just supporting the Wii U; You're supporting it in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish."
Still, the Vice President of PR at Bethesda did offer ONM a word of hope when he concluded: "We'll see. It's definitely a possibility."
More leading developers discuss Wii U in the latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine.