Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime wants Grand Theft Auto V on Wii U
Regardless of what games come out next year, Grand Theft Auto V will undoubtedly be among the biggest games of 2013, and it is because of this fact that Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, wants the game to come to the Wii U.
While preparing for the console's launch this weekend in New York, Fils-Aime spoke to MTV and revealed his desire to see GTA V on the company's new system. So far, the game has only been confirmed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, though he believes that can change.
"The folks there have said very nice public comments about the Wii U," he said. "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's certainly not out of the question. Speaking to IGN, Rockstar vice president Dan Houser said that while the company does not have any plans regarding other platforms, it is not writing off any possibilities just yet.
"Everything else is up for consideration. That's all I can give you. 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," Houser said.
What do you think, readers? Think the Wii U could get GTA V? We should get a better idea of where Rockstar plans to release the game as we approach its spring 2013 launch. Until then, feel free to speculate on it below in the comment box.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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