GTA 5: Wii U and PC versions ‘up for consideration’, says Houser

Monday, 19 November 2012 15:34 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto 5 has been revealed and talked about at great length for a Spring 2013 release on both PS3 and Xbox 360. No mention has been made of PC or Wii U builds however, but Rockstar’s vice-president Dan Houser isn’t necessarily ruling them out. Meanwhile Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime is hopeful Rockstar will join the Wii U party.

UPDATE: CVG reports – by way of MTV – that Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the company’s desire to give developers like Rockstar a platform that meets all of their needs.

“The folks there have said very nice public comments about the Wii U.” Fils-Aime 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.”

Is Reggie trying to help lure GTA 5 into the Wii U family? Never say never.

Original story:

As part of an interview IGN asked Houser why PC and Wii U have been left out of the GTA 5 equation.

“Everything else is up for consideration,” he responded, “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.”

Would GTA 5 on Wii U be something of interest? How about the PC crowd with its expertise at making superb mods for GTA titles? Do they deserve more love? Let us know below.