Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Oblivion for Wii not out of the question, interview fake

I have been alerted to an alleged interview with Pete Hines of Bethesda Softworks, in which he discusses the possibility of a Wii version of Oblivion. Thanks to pgtl_10 for bringing this to my attention.

The interview can be found through News4Gamers, who normally just link to articles on reliable sites. The interview in question prompted me to get in touch with Pete Hines himself.

At first, I only sent him a mail, asking if he can remember such an interview.

Not sure what interview you're referring to that I supposedly did about Oblivion at the Wii. I don't think anyone has ever asked me if we're bringing Oblivion to the Wii. In any case, I certainly haven't told anyone we plan to port it to Wii. If someone is saying otherwise, they're mistaken.

I then replied, including the link to the alleged interview. This is what he replied:

A complete and total fake. I don't know who that is and never said any of those things. I think it's wishful thinking on someone's part.

I have no idea if we'd ever do a Wii version of Oblivion or not. As far as developing for it in general, it's a console we'll look at and evaluate for any titles that might make sense.

Again, turning to the spelling mistakes in the article could have revealed it as a fake immediately. But what is interesting is that Hines did not rule out development on the Wii platform altogether. He did not even rule out Oblivion on Wii. I guess we will have to wait and see if Bethesda considers Oblivion a title that ´might make sense´ on Wii.

Thanks to: pgtl_10


HereticPB said...

To many fakes going around right now. People need to stop doing crap like this.

Sickr said...

Hadn't seen the original interview or heard the rumour, yet. Good work for taking the time to chase this up.


jeru the damaja said...

"Cant stop the prophet" kid!

Falafelkid said...

Hi Jason.

Agreed. But in less than two weeks time, the fakers will be out of a job (well, apart from still going to nursery school, of course). So we won´t have to put up with that kind of thing for long.

Hi Sickr.

Thanks for your comments. It´s best to debunk a fake story before it spreads. Again, thanks to pgtl_10 for getting me onto the case (puts away deerstalker hat and looking glass).

Falafelkid said...


"Cant stop the prophet" kid!

I´ve stopped mightier prophets. Don´t you worry ;)

Anonymous said...

god if oblivion were to end up on the wii, there would no longer be any reason to get a 360 for me,

we need a petition to get this game on our system

and dont tell me theres no way to display those beautiful graphics, its called scroller bars (i would love to play this game even with cube graphics)

Tetsuo Otomo said...

Oh God please! I hope that this game, Assassin's Creed, and Dead Rising appear on the Wii. I wont even care about the other consoles at all.

pgtl_10 said...


Thanks for helping me out. I could never try to get this by someone else. Its great you take the time to look into something brought to your attention by us little guys.

Falafelkid said...

Hey pgtl_10.

No worries. I´m glad to help and I thank you for bringing this to my attention. And please don´t think I´m any more important than any reader here... I can just give credentials when calling people. That´s all.