Take-Two skeptical about Wii U for core games - Report

Borderlands 2 publisher says it has yet to announce plans on moving mature titles onto Nintendo platform; sees "great opportunity" in next-gen consoles.

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While Nintendo has so far unveiled a number of core titles for its upcoming Wii U console, one publisher remains absent: Take Two and its slate of franchises, including Grand Theft Auto and BioShock.

Will GTAV come to the Wii U?

According to a Gamasutra article, Take-Two Interactive is in no rush to bring its core franchises to Nintendo's new console. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told the publication the company has not announced anything about moving the company's mature titles onto the Wii U, saying he's skeptical about the console.

However, Zelnick said that he was eager for the next generation of game systems to kick off as a chance for the company to advance its position in the games industry.

"For a company like ours, it's a great opportunity," he said. "[New console launches] separate the winners from the losers--and we fully expect to be one of the winners."

Zelnick also revealed there are no plans to annualize the company's non-sports titles for fear of burning out the consumer's interests.

"We're not trying to create something good and market the hell out of it," he said. "We're trying to delight customers with something great--and market the hell out of it."

Discussion

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BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I'd be skeptical too if I wasn't sure a system was even as powerful than its current competition, which I'm beginning to believe is exactly the case since Nintendo is refusing to release the specs.

lilflex1
lilflex1

an addition i want gtav to have is being able to open the trunk and stash or remove items/people in it

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

I think its funny that people think Nintendo doesn't care about the core gaming...when its the developers who choose not to support the console when Nintendo ask's them, while trashing it in the process. Nintendo does care about the casual market....but it also cares about the Hardcore Gamers (There have been quite a few Rated M games on every Nintendo Console since the rating system was first created), its just developers not giving them the chance which in turns makes simple minded gamers think Nintendo doesn't care for some reason.

brgreen
brgreen

Got my Xbox for Gears of War and Call of Duty and online gaming. Have my PS3 for GoW, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank etc. WiiU ......sorry you have no NEW create and exclusive games. What Zombie U.........I'll just play Left for Dead.......oh whats that you say you have PikMin 3.....sorry I'm a hardcore gamer.

wiouds
wiouds

Nintendo seem to have stumble into a dangerous area. Because the touch pads are drawing the casual gamers and Nintendo been ignoring many hobby gamers, it seem Nintendo does not have as wide of a consumer pool as they did when the Wii came out.

redskinStu
redskinStu

"for fear of burning out the consumer's interests" I work in the intellectual/creative world, and it would be nice to once hear them say "For fear of burning the staff out."

whitetiger3521
whitetiger3521

The only ones that would be hurting from not making Wii-U games is Take-Two.

Straperry
Straperry

Nope skipping this experimental unit. Until they come out with a better one.

 

Wii had a problem of too much angry-birds bloat-ware not enough games. Only thing that i got a wii for was to play Zelda, the only game worth playing besides smash brothers.

megakick
megakick

Why is the Wii U tablet bigger then the DS?

Albaficas
Albaficas

the WII U will fail

no core games

completely lack of third party studios

an upgrade wii version no thx

worst E3 conference ever this gen...."lets talk about games" 50min trash talks and a mario HOME clone wannabe

 

ps4 here i come

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

"We're not trying to create something good and market the hell out of it," he said. "We're trying to delight customers with something great--and market the hell out of it."

 

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The difference between T2/rockstar, and companies like EA and THQ

Island-Thunder
Island-Thunder

funny, most of the launch titles are already on xbox and playstation. in five years, nintendo will be the next sega

 

Legend002
Legend002

Nintendo is a company that do not target gamers like myself anymore. I just hope they become a third-party developer just so I don't have to spent a few Benjamin only to play Zelda.

nyran125
nyran125

whats the point in buying a whole console for games you can play on any other console? Like Assassins creed 3 and Batman...why would i go out and buy a console for this?. Is there seriously nintendo fans that love nintendo so much that they are willing to play the games theyve probably played already again, just to own a nintendo console with a wierd controller?

 

You people have FAR to much money to blow seriously.

TheAdamUK
TheAdamUK

The Wii U needs more games like GTA

I'm happy with the starting lineup so far with the likes of Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 3, ZombiU ETC but Nintendo can't have major companies ignoring the Wii U

I also think that the power of the Wii U is enough, I'm happy with the way modern games look and certainly won't be disappointed if they stay as pretty as they are for another 10 years.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

In other news, Nintendo doesn't give a rat's ass what third-parties say and continues to tell us that tech-specs are pointless and we really don't know what the hell we want.

krimla
krimla

If Nintendo puts an NES, SNES, N64 cart slot on the system then it will sell well.

Dante0611
Dante0611

nintendo and his endless struggle to stop being called the little kids gaming company dont get me wrong some of those games are really fun, yet again still for kids hopefully they get some more mature tittles this gen and more public.

buying1999
buying1999

Wii U is just another gimmick from Nintendo that'll make them a mint.

 

The Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made. --John Carmack

HardCore_PC_Gmr
HardCore_PC_Gmr

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Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Just watched a ZombieU video.  It looks as though Nintendo is finally playing catch up with the current gen of consoles - but in no way is the Wii U next gen.

 

From the looks of this new style of gaming, Nintendo already did this.  Remember the Gamecube / GBA link?  I don't remember is being all that groundbreaking - in fact, I remember it being an annoyance having to take your eyes off the main screen and look at another device.

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

Meh. Nintendo needs to start working on their next-gen console, not trashing bloody into worthless portable's....

Serpentes420
Serpentes420

OK so Take-Two isn't going to be on the wii-U yet a different game made by Gearbox (who makes Borderlands 2) i.e. Aliens: Colonial Marines will be on wii-U. So likely Gearbox can make a version of Borderlands2 for the WiiU but Take-Two doesn't want to.  It makes so little sense to me really

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

Comment redo:

 

"Will GTA V come to Wii U?"

 

After Nintendo's falling out with DMADesign/Rockstar North over Body Harvest, I doubt it, and this is coming from a future Wii U owner.

Yakol
Yakol

I'm just surprised that Nintendo wants anyone else but themselves to have any games on their system.

BloomerNYC
BloomerNYC

Skeptical about core games on a Nintendo console? Shocking...

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

 @Philly1UPer The Wii was no place for "hardcore gamers". The controls alone didn't fit those games. There were some classic titles on the Wii, like Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong Country Returns, but the control scheme and the system limitations made it impossible to have proper ports of games like Assassin's Creed or to have exclusives that are exciting as Gears of War and Uncharted. Now the Wii U can have such games, but in one or two years they're going to fall behind again. The next generation of consoles will finally catch up to the PC and the game developers will create games that aren't limited by the old hardware, and as soon as the first games hit, the Wii U versions will be what the xbox 360 versions of The Witcher 2/BF3/Crysis 2 are to the PC versions. Since the 7th generation, Nintendo has been releasing sub-par, outdated consoles. That's the problem.

ger98
ger98

 @Philly1UPer you're right they blame nintendo when the developers doesn't support nintendo.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

 @brgreen Being a hardcore gamer shouldn't stop you from enjoying casual games. Games like PikMin and Plants vs Zombies remain awesome.

FlameEmperor
FlameEmperor

 @Albaficas I see you can predict what games will be released for the system in the future.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

 @Albaficas You can thank the developers for refusing to work with Nintendo...which is why it has the lack of 3rd party support recently. 

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

 @DevilD2005 I think you mean EA and Activision. THQ are publishing Darksiders and Metro, perfect examples of what that guy is saying.

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @Legend002 No thx..

i dont want my playstation to be zerged by useless mario save the galaxy,mario and the secret star,mario kung fu,mario vs luigi,mario boxing,mario football,mario jet ski etc etc

Orbitz89
Orbitz89

 @Legend002 If you would've told me 5-6 years ago that Nintendo was going to drop out of the Hardware business and go 3rd party, I probably would've been quite depressed. I love Nintendo.. I grew up playing their games and if it wasn't for them i probably never would've started this hobby of mine. But nowadays, The thought of Nintendo classics like Zelda or Metroid Prime coming out on the PC is something i could really get behind. My love of Nintendo notwithstanding.

iHarlequin
iHarlequin

 @nyran125 Like the Wii, people will get the Wii U because of its plethora of first-party titles (Metroid, Star Fox, Zelda, Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong, etc.) - the third-party support is a bonus. Ubisoft is investing heavily in the Wii U and has already slated a couple of exclusives for the console. If you think the Wii U is only going to get games from the past-generation, like AC 3 and Batman: AC, you're wrong.

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @TheAdamUK 

 

Ok but all of those games you listed are much better on the PC. GTA V on the PC will blow consoles away, and that's not even touching mods. The whole point of Nintendo is to get games you can't get anywhere else. If all 3 consoles had identical games, what is the point of having 3 consoles that play the exact same games? Exclusives is what makes each console unique. Take those away and we all might as well just be playing on the PC since it has better graphics and controls than all the consoles and games cost the least.  

Straperry
Straperry

 @buying1999 

Xbox360 was garbage loaded with Red Rings. Two times that piece of microsoft junk failed and burned out until they changed to jasper unite.

 

Then finally the thinner, wireless black version they have now!

rarson
rarson

 @Sevenizz

 

Generations are defined by time, not by other random metrics. So yes, by definition of the word "generation," it is next-gen.

ulgk
ulgk

 @BloomerNYC Was a PS3 owner myself, then I moved on to PC gaming. Computers allow for personal upgrades, is what catch my interest.

 

Anyway, never really got into any Nintendo games. 

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

 @Philly1UPer  @Albaficas I'll take Uncharted and the Last of Us over a game limited in every way by the Wii's crappy hardware. Wii U has some hopes until the new consoles hit.

ragnar320
ragnar320

 @Orbitz89

 dude you and me both i love played those games i remeber playin super smash bros with 300% damage so every hit was like a KO. but nintendo dosent care about us anymore it cares about the little kids that are 8 and 9 it sucks buts its there buiness plan and itll fail them in the end

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @iHarlequin first party?

if i want first party i choose sony anytime,anyday,anywhere

 

its the console with the msot 1st party studios in the video game industry and are ofc target for the core games..not the kids

indicaX
indicaX

 @iHarlequin 

Nintendo's only saving grace is their first party titles. That's the only way they sell systems. Everyone pays a couple hundred just to play a few Mario,Zelda and Kirby games. 

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @BestJinjo  @TheAdamUK gta5 is cartoonish  graphics i ont think it wil lblow away liek u want it to be nice try tho...

 

u want something to blow us away on pc's?

2 games...

 

1.star wars 1313

2. watchdogs witch btw in terms of simulation,story,characters will simply put gta5 to shame end of story

TheAdamUK
TheAdamUK

 @BestJinjo 

When you say they are better on the PC i have to disagree.

I agree that the graphics are better on the PC but the controls are not

Im not going to say that the Wii U is going to revolutionise the way we play but its certainly a step in the right direction with the new gamepad

As for exclusives ZombiiU, Pikmin 3 and Project P-100 are most certainly good enough for me

The PC is not and should never be considered a substitute for a console as its a different beast entirely 

I don't want to come across as a nintendo fan boy as I'm far from it and if I'm honest i thought the Wii was a bad console for gamers like me and you, it was however a very good money making tool for nintendo.

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

 @bananaclawz Noooo....Its actually possible for him to say "It will sell well" 

 

No need to be a pussy AND, grammar nazi.

 

see wut I did there?! -_____-

HardCore_PC_Gmr
HardCore_PC_Gmr

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iHarlequin
iHarlequin

 @TheAdamUK Nah, they're better on the PC. For games that play better with a gamepad, all you need to do is plug in your X360 controller or logitech (if you favor the dualshock) and play as you would on a console, but with a higher FPS, better graphics and mods. The reasons you get any console over a PC are:

a) Exclusives.

b) Price.

c) Accessibility.

 

There are games released only on certain consoles, consoles are cheaper (and you're guaranteed to have the same hardware as anyone else using the same console, meaning a better optimization from game developers - which won't need to worry about multiple video cards and PC settings) and are easier to use (plug 'n play).

ulgk
ulgk

 @bananaclawz Different taste for everyone. I love my pc much more than my car!