Welcome to the Rumour mill, VideoGamer.com's run-down of the big rumours currently doing the rounds in the video game industry. Every week we'll hunt down the juiciest stories and give our opinion on how legit they are. So, whether you want the ridiculous or the plausible, read on.
GTA V PS3 Exclusive
The Rumour: Sony has signed a cheque to ensure that the next game in the GTA series (after GTA IV) will be a PS3 exclusive.
Verdict: This rumour has been doing the rounds for some time now, and it's cropped up once again, this time with the source reportedly being Official Xbox Magazine. We believe this is simply a misunderstanding of a story about a new franchise Rockstar is said to be developing for the PlayStation 3.
Plausibility rating: 1/5
FarCry 2 coming to next-gen consoles
The Rumour: FarCry is another game that's been doing the rumour mill rounds, but until recently we've been hearing that the next game due on consoles would be an exclusive for PS3 - or at least a port of Instincts. Well, now it seems Ubisoft is keen on bringing the impressive looking FarCry 2 to consoles as well as PC.
Verdict: This makes perfect sense. You only have to look at the relatively disappointing sales of Crytek's Crysis and Epic's Unreal Tournament 3 to see that PC game sales aren't what they ought to be. Could it be that most PC gamers don't have the required hardware to play these games? To recoup development costs these days it simply makes business sense to release games across PC and next-gen consoles.
Plausibility rating: 4/5
X-COM sequel in the works
The Rumour: 2K Boston, you'd imagine, would be a dead cert to be working on the follow-up to the hugely successful BioShock. We've heard that much of the BioShock team has left to form a new studio who will work on BioShock 2, leaving 2K Boston and Ken Levine to work on Project X - a new game in the X-COM series.
Verdict: X-COM, at least in its current form, isn't a franchise to set tills on fire, but re-launch the series as a stunning tactical RPG and 2K could have another BioShock level hit on its hands.
Plausibility rating: 2/5
Classic franchise being reborn on Wii
The Rumour: The Wii will see NiGHTS make its long awaited return early next year, but that's not the end of the classics coming to the Wii. A much loved franchise that has been dormant for a few generations is coming back.
Verdict: This is about as vague as rumours get, but we're lead to believe that it'll be a Nintendo franchise. Considering we've already seen true Mario and Zelda games on the Wii, Nintendo will surely need to look to other franchises soon.
Plausibility rating: 2/5
That's all until next week, but be sure to let us know if you've heard a juicy rumour.