Take-Two, parent company of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar is not currently planning to group all the previous GTA games together for a HD rerlease on new consoles, but nothing is off the table.
The talk of bringing old properties to new consoles comes in the wake of last night’s earnings call, where Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two CEO said GTA 5 had sold 34 million copies.
“In any given year we and our key competitors launch new intellectual properties and new iterations of older properties. And occasionally, when we see a platform shift, we will take an old property and create an iteration of that in a very similar form for next-gen,” he said.
“And we wouldn’t rule anything out. That would be driven by the market opportunity that we perceive, and the potential for delivering a quality release. And that would be very much something that also would be driven by the passion of our labels [Rockstar and 2K].
“Our labels are driven by the desire to delight consumers and pursue their creative passions, and that’s been a formula that’s worked extraordinarily well for this company for the past seven years [referring to the takeover…] So we don’t have a policy answer to it, except our job around here is to make sure that consumers are thrilled; to deliver the very best titles in the marketplace and to make sure that for the top creative talent industry that this is the number one place to work.”
Elsewhere in the call, Zelnick answered a question regarding the delay of the PC port of GTA 5 to January 27, 2015.
“When we move a title, it’s almost always the same answer, which is giving a title a bit more development time to make sure that it can be everything that it ought to be. And while we would prefer never to change a release date, it’s proven to be a good move for us in general. We have the highest Metacritic ratings in the business, and that correlates with revenue and ultimately, of course, profitability.”
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