If you have spent more than five minutes on the internet this past week, chances are you’ve heard the latest internet rumours regarding the successor to Nintendo’s ultra-successful Wii console codenamed Proect Café.
You’ve probably heard claims that the controller features a touch-screen, it can stream entire games from the console to the controller, and that many big developers such as Activision, EA, Rockstar and Retro Studios have the development kits required to create games for the console; but what does Miyamoto himself have to say about Nintendo’s latest project?
In an interview with EDGE magazine, the legend himself said:
“Don’t ask! Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already started. It’s a matter of when we announce it.
“Yes, I have read rumours about Café. I want to say it’s normal. You know, for Nintendo, as with the other platform holders, our job is to create new hardware.
“We think it takes five years to do interesting R&D. So, I confess there isn’t smoke without fire. We always build consoles. You’ll never see some of them.
“But you don’t have to trust all the stuff you read.”
So it’s true that Nintendo are developing a successor to the Wii, but we are still yet to hear any hardware specifications, what the controller will actually be like, and what the final name will be once the console hits shelves (should the rumours be believed) in late 2012.
What would you like Project Café to do? What games do you want to see on the console? When do you think it will be released? Let us know in either our comments, or by sending us an @reply on Twitter.