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