The annual Game Developers Conference is scheduled to be held from 9-13 of March this year at San Francisco and there are already speculations that Nintendo could be announcing a new game platform during the event.
Quoting an employee from a major international publisher company, VideoGamer reports that a lot of game developers have already started working on the new platform. In the source’s words
“Just heard a rumour that you may be interested in: Nintendo are going to announce a new platform at GDC. Some devs have already started work on it.”
No information is presently available regarding the specifics of the new platform and whether it will be a handheld or home console. Regardless of this, speculations have been rife about the likelihood of a new platform announcement in the past few weeks, especially since Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata’s statements recently during an investor conference. Asked if Wii’s HD compatibility was going to be good enough to counter competition, he had replied
“Do you think it would sell with just that? It needs something new. If there were no rival makers in the world, I could give examples of the things that we are considering. However, for competitive reasons, I cannot give specifics today on the what or when of the things we’re considering.”[via Video Gamer]