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Grand Theft Auto V on Wii U and PC “up for consideration”

By Mike Williams

Grand Theft Auto V on Wii U and PC “up for consideration”

Tue 20 Nov 2012 1:18am GMT / 8:18pm EST / 5:18pm PST

Rockstar is open to the idea of GTA coming to different platforms

Though Grand Theft Auto V is currently only planned for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar vice president Dan Houser told IGN that the studio is open to the game moving to other platforms.

“Everything else is up for consideration,” said Houser when asked about why the game wasn't coming to more platforms. “That's all I can give you. 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.”

Nintendo is aiming for the hardcore crowd this time around, so a Wii U version of Grand Theft Auto V would help. In an interview with MTV, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime mentioned Rockstar as one of the developers the platform holder was targeting.

“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,” said Fils-Aime.

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Spring 2013.

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Curt Sampson Sofware Developer

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I do hope that they do a PC port (for driving, especially, I found the mouse to be a significantly better view controller, even though using the keyboard for movement was inferior). But if they do, I hope it's better than the GTA IV port, which didn't seem to run any better than the PS3 version even on a PC significantly more powerful.

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