As we fast approach the official kick-off of next-generation announcements, developers and publishers are starting to talk more candidly about it. Take-Two recently had its third quarter results call, in which CEO Strauss Zelnick dropped some hints about what its upcoming plans.
According to Gamasutra, Zelnick said the company has an “extensive pipeline of unannounced titles,” but cautioned that they aren’t all planned for the next-gen consoles. He kept most of his comments vague, saying, “we can’t really talk about next-gen, because we’re not the ones who can talk about it first.” He also noted that as they transition in to more hardware power, the company doesn’t expect a large difference in production costs.
One game that doesn’t seem aimed at the next generation is Grand Theft Auto 5, which some have speculated would be a dual launch on both generations this fall. Zelnick didn’t directly deny this idea, but seemed to dismiss it. “There is not one gamer who is going to sit out of GTA V hoping that something that is going to come along down the road that’s better,” he said. “It’s going to blow everyone away, and it’s going to be in the market in September.”
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Take-Two’s ‘extensive pipeline’ of next-gen doesn’t include Grand Theft Auto 5