While GTA V has only been officially announced as heading to two systems next spring, the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, Rockstar Vice President Dan Houser has stated that GTA V may find its way to Wii U and PC in the future.
In an interview with IGN, he was asked why GTA V isn’t coming to the Wii U or PC and Houser replied with the half-heartedly cryptic comment “Everything else is up for consideration. That’s all I can give you.”
However Houser goes on to say “The main thing is we are not… we are a third-party publisher. We’re not Nintendo, we’re not Sony, we’re not Microsoft. We love all of them in different ways. But we can do what we want wherever there’s the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market… We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don’t make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff.”
While the GTA franchise has had both prolonged and somewhat fleeting moments of console exclusivity, since GTA IV, which simultaneously released on Xbox 360 and PS3, and later PC, it seems that Rockstar are willing to play ball with various consoles and platforms when releasing a new GTA game. From past experience, it seems to be a safe assumption that a GTA V PC release can be expected down the line, especially when considering the extensive afterlife GTA games tend to have on the PC thanks to the efforts of dedicated mod communities. Yet it is a little more difficult to see Rockstar releasing GTA V on the more casual gaming focused Wii U.
Nintendo wouldn’t like to think so however. In an interview with MTV, the President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime stated that “The folks there have said very nice public comments about the Wii U.”
He went on to discuss how his company really wants to give developers like Rockstar a platform which meets all of their needs, saying “In the end, it is Nintendo’s responsibility to have a large installed base, to have development tools that help the developers and publishers create great content, and essentially create an environment where teams like Rockstar can bring their very best content to our platform, and if we do that hopefully the very best content throughout the entire industry will show up on Wii U.”
So it seems that Nintendo may be looking to court developers like Rockstar into developing for the Wii U in order to add some more hardcore AAA games, which have yet to really grace their system in full force, to the growing Wii U library.
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