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Wii U Version Of Grand Theft Auto V "Up For Consideration"

Posted by Andy Green

Rockstar keeps its options open

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most anticipated games for 2013, with the title being released in Spring for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It did originally appear that the game would not be making it to Wii U or PC, but Rockstar’s vice-president Dan Houser says the developer has not ruled either platform out.

Speaking to IGN Houser confirmed, when directly asked about PC and Wii U, that Rockstar would be open to bringing the game to other systems should it become appropriate.

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. If that's on Apple we put something on Apple. Wherever it might be. I think that's the fun in what we do. We see ourselves as a content company that uses technology. We don't make it; we use it to make the most fun stuff.

This is by no means a confirmation that Rockstar will bring Grand Theft Auto V to Wii U, but it seems the developer is certainly keeping its options open.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you like to see GTA V on Wii U? Let us know in the comments section below.


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I never played a gta title before, so this is something I would purchase should it come to the Wii U, and the eShop as a digital title of course.



Shiryu said:

They could use the game pad for really smart stuff like they did with the DS "GTA Chinatown Wars". Touch screen GPS marker anyone? Anyway, I would buy it day one.



alLabouTandroiD said:

I think it could benefit from the Game Pad in quite some ways.
And it would be an important game for the Wii U. Don't have it and no one takes your console seriously anymore imo.



ultraraichu said:

That would be awesome if they did. they can do unque touch/second screen that you can't do on the other systems, or the very least use the GamePad to play the game when using the tv for something else.

We don't make it, we use it to make more money.



Tsuchiya said:

I'm not a huge fan of Rockstar.
They just seem slightly big headed to me but they'd be downright idiotic not to release this for Wii U.



Gigagator said:

I can't think of a good reason not to bring GTA 5 to Wii U apart from, maybe, Rockstar think the core fanbase just isn't there on a Nintendo platform.

The hardware is obviously perfectly capable, it's pretty well known now that anything that can run on seventh gen systems can be ported quite easily to Wii U.

I really hope Rockstar release this on Wii U. I think Nintendo owners the world over should get some sort of e-petition going to show Rockstar that there is a sizeable market for the game on Wii U.

When this comes out in the UK at the end of the month, I don't want to still have to go buying games for my older systems.



Kevin_H said:

If this doesn't come to Wii U I'll be surprised.

I messaged Rockstar to tell them I want to buy their game!



3DS_excel said:

I would like a wii u gta title. Chinatown wars on the NDS was my favourite iteration of the franchise



Knux said:

Doesn't matter to me since I'll probably be buying the PS3 version either way.



Gamesake said:

People still play GTA? It's similar to Mortal Combat in the fact that once you get over the shock value you realize there are WAY better games out there and move on.



Pete_Stooge said:

For me: this would make me buy a Wii U. I own a Wii and so far I have not been interested in the Wii U at all.

@Gamesake: check out the trailer of GTA5 and tell me this isn't one of the most promising games ever developed.



dmg361 said:

I pre-ordered it on the 360, but I'd buy it on Wii U if it was available. There's plenty to do with that gamepad if Rockstar takes advantage of it.



pntjr said:

Umm.... YES. It's not like it can't support it, because it CAN, but the people at Rockstar might be like "You want US to put an actual hardcore GTA (Chinatown doesnt count) game on a NINTENDO CONSOLE? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OH YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDIN ME HAHAHAHAHA but hmmm people will hate us if we don't. We'll just say we'll put it "In consideration".



TruenoGT said:

After playing the Wii U all morning, all I can say is please bring it. There's so many great ways they could leverage the gamepad, even if they just drop on a map, use the on-board speakers or allow for off-screen gameplay... Any current generation game can be better on the Wii U than anywhere else.



sinalefa said:

Not a fan of GTA, although I enjoyed RDR. A GTA still can sell quite a lot, so it would be nice to have the option of a Wii U version.



SpaceApe said:

Definitely would buy it. I would love them to put Red Dead Redemption on the Wii U !



WanderingPB said:

GTA V…hmmm that game plus all the other new Wii U games and system updates that r coming out 2013! Ha ha ha i believe Nintendo is playing chess…nice!



DarkNinja9 said:

never been a fan of gta games i mean sure its fun to steal a car and run ppl over and such but to me its so boring if im going to have missions i rather be on a assassins creed game and if im going to shoot random ppl it be in a shooter game like battlefield <.< but hey if the other fans want it why not?



yonato said:

Calling it: Lego City Undercover gonna be better than GTA V! How do you like them apples, Rock Star?



Deviant_Mugen said:

The possibilities for the gamepad functions are plentiful, and I'm quite hyped for GTA V, so having on Wii U would be amazing. Make it happen, Rockstar...



SirSmugleaf said:

GTA would be a great fit for the Wii U, so there really isn't a reason not to.

Also, putting GTA on the Wii U would send a great message that Nintendo can satisfy the hardcore gamers with the Wii U, more or less!



3dbrains said:

Me and my friend both have preorders now on the wiiu. he's never had a nintendo console before.
but since Call of Duty BO2 is a launch title he is taking the risk. He also has Trine 2 and and darksiders on his wish list.

If GTA was on WiiU I can see it being huge. old and new audiences catered for.



Araknie said:

They said too much about Nintendo in the past, too much hints at things never released. I'm not into it.



PokeTune said:

"We love all of them in different ways". That really is just fancy talk for Microsoft and Sony,right?



rayword45 said:

I would buy. The Wii update of Bully was brilliant compared to the original.

Oh yeah, we still need Bully 2.

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