GTA 5 innovation on Wii U and PS Vita
When it comes to the different platforms Grand Theft Auto 5 could land on when it gets a release date this year, expected in October, there will be some new platforms with innovative controls that were not around during the GTA IV launch. While we don’t have a launch date for Wii U it is expected to land before Christmas 2012, and past rumors point to a release on this platform along with Sony’s PS Vita handheld.
This will provide a unique opportunity for both the Wii U and PS Vita to gain users that want to use the innovative controls, and if GTA 5 could release on these platforms with some smart and unique features, then either machine could sell units just for GTA 5.
What’s unique about the Wii U and PS Vita controls? The first and most obvious unique feature for Wii U is the touchscreen embedded within the Gamepad, there is another traditional controller called the Pro, and this allows gamers to keep playing even when you turn the TV off. This in itself can provide some interesting gaming with GTA 5 on Wii U, although it would also be good to see what could be done with other Gamepad features like the built-in camera and microphone, gyroscope, Near field communications support, and accelerometer.
Sony’s PS Vita has a number of unique features although we’d love to see something done with GTA 5 and Cross Platform Play to create something unique for PS3 users. Other PS Vita features include front and rear cameras, a motion sensor, and touchscreen display although there’s a unique opportunity to use the Vita’s rear touchscreen within GTA 5.
It’s also worth pointing out that Grand Theft Auto V could release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this year and something dedicated for the PS Vita and Wii U could release at a later date. If this does happen, would you want GTA 5 on the Wii U or Vita?
What ideas do you have for GTA 5 on PS Vita or Wii U?