Would you like to see Grand Theft Auto V on the Wii U? Of course you would. And it's something that Rockstar is actively considering. It's also something that Nintendo recognises needs to happen.
First, Rockstar's comments. This came from an interview between studio boss Dan Houser and IGN
, with the creative saying in no uncertain terms that a Wii U release was "up for consideration.
"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," Houser added. "But we can do what we want wherever there's the appropriate business opportunity and chance to find a market. If that's on Apple we put something on Apple."MTV
spoke with Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, on the matter and the exec suggested that it was the company's duty to try and get Rockstar on board. "The folks there have said very nice public comments about the Wii U.
"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."
It should be made clear that neither have made any firm announcements yet, although Rockstar is no stranger to Nintendo platforms. Handheld release Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
saw an initial release on Nintendo DS, and the studio released a string of titles for the Wii, with versions of Rockstar Presents Table Tennis