Take-Two, who as I’m sure a lot of you know are the parent company of Rockstar and 2K, has expressed doubt over whether they will bring some of their more well known, more “mature” gaming experiences to the Wii U.
The company will be bringing some titles to Nintendo’s latest console, such as sports and family titles (according to Gamasutra) but as of yet there is no sign of their bigger name titles on the Wii U’s partner list.
Strauss Zelnick, who is CEO, told the Gamasutra site that he was “skeptical” when asked if their more mature content would be making it’s way towards the Wii U. This comment shouldn’t be taken as a pessimistic attitude to the new and upcoming console generation, as the CEO did also sound quite eager for the new cycle as well.
“For a company like ours, it’s a great opportunity,” he says. “[New console launches] separate the winners from the losers — and we fully expect to be one of the winners.”
Regardless, I think it would be a significant hit for the Wii U to lose the titles that 2K has control over, especially since Nintendo are trying to market their new machine towards the hardcore gamers out there, as well as the casual gamers. The lack of games such as Grand Theft Auto could be very significant, not only to the console’s image, but to how it will sell. It obviously won’t be the doom of the console, but I imagine Nintendo will definitely feel the burn should this come to pass.