Today Take-Two Interactive Software is hosting its quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts and chief executive officer Strauss Zelnick and president Karl Slatoff talked about the publisher’s next-gen plans.
While we know that Grand Theft Auto V will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X in the second half of the calendar year 2021, it appears that it won’t be the only older title brought to next-gen consoles.
Zelnick was asked whether there is a chance for more and the answer was quite positive.
“In terms of your question about other older titles being brought to next-gen consoles, we always leave those announcements to our labels, but I’m sure there’ll be more in the future.”
Speaking of the next-gen release of Grand Theft Auto V, Zelnick offered a comment about it.
“Of course GTA5 was created for the last console generation, it’s the standard-bearer this generation, and now we’ve announced that it’ll be available for the next-generation of consoles which is just amazing.
Historically Rockstar always delivers a great new experience with new content, and new opportunities to excite, engage, and surprise players. That’s true of everything that Rockstar games releases.
Any more details I think will come from the label in due time, but we couldn’t be more excited for the title to be available for the next-generation of consoles.”
Earlier in the call, we heard that the next-generation versions of the game will “feature a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades, and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware. “
Additional content exclusive to the new consoles and PC will also be developed by Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto Online.
About the partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment which will provide a standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online exclusive for three months to PlayStation Plus users, Zelnick mentioned that the publisher has “great relationships” with all the platform partners and they’ll some times announce a “particular situation” in many instances “driven by marketing support and other benefits that both partners obtain by such an arrangement.”
Speaking of the massive future pipeline revealed last quarter, Slatoff mentioned that the goal is to have more releases than what the publisher delivers now and to be more consistent with the number of AAA releases coming out every year in addition to annualized titles.
“Whether that number is one to three, that certainly would be the goal.”
If you’re interested in Take-Two Interactive Software’s financial performance, you can read our dedicated article from earlier today.