The "Wii 2" rumors are raging again, for sure, but now they're in danger of burning out of control -- so let's backtrack. After delivering some spot-on NGP specs
days before Sony's official unveiling ceremony
, French tech site 01net earned its web cred. That's why the games media took notice (and some even corroborated
) when the wonder site reignited
the Wii successor rumors last Thursday, and then tossed in some more fuel
the following day.
This week, 01net has come out with another intriguing report
about Nintendo's supposed next console: Rockstar's on board. The site's sources claim that the Grand Theft Auto
creator is the first confirmed company to secure a developer unit of the new Nintendo hardware. The sources add that the system, said to be codenamed "Project Cafe," is expected to be released in June 2012. And here's where the rumor starts to grow more
somewhat carelessly throws out there that Grand Theft Auto 5
rumored for 2012 -- is it? (There's at least been some recent evidence
that the next GTA
is in the works.) And then, GoNintendo
fits it all together: "Rockstar has a dev kit [...] working on GTA V
(which is sure to hit PS3/360 as well) [...] hoping to have it available at launch." Eureka?
But, boy, if Nintendo is
on the verge of announcing the one console to rule them all and
has a Rockstar logo to flaunt during the presentation? Talk about printing money ...