The Grand Theft Auto 5 Wii U version might not happen, according to Take Two CEO. Rockstar parent company and publisher Take Two Interactive will be bringing their sports and family titles to the Wii U, but probably not much more. Take Two subsidiary 2K Sports announced NBA 2K13 for the Wii U last month. However, when it comes to hardcore titles, Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick isn’t optimistic, which could mean trouble for a possible Grand Theft Auto 5 Wii U version.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Zelnick said regarding hardcore titles on the Wii U, “We haven’t announced anything”, adding, “I’m skeptical”. Zelnick points out that he’s excited over the upcoming next generation consoles and that now is a “terrific time” to launch a new gaming IP. He also said that take Two doesn’t want to “annualize” their franchises, because it will undervalue the IP.
But with regards to the Grand Theft Auto Wii U version, so far it’s looking less likely than last time we reported on GTA 5 for the Wii U. Back then, it was believed that Grand Theft Auto 5 would come out in early 2013 on all major platforms, including the Wii U. Hopefully Take Two and developer Rockstar will change their minds — the possibilities in a Grand Theft Auto 5 Wii U version, with the new tablet controller, are practically limitless.