Take-Two Interactive is a massive gaming company; as the parent company to Rockstar Games and 2K among others, they own a lot of IP. Regardless, a plan to release 93 games in the next five years sounds a bit insane, especially because they also announced that this fiscal year would be fairly light on new games. This information came to light during an investor call with Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick on Wednesday afternoon.
With 2K recently expanding back into football games and into golf gaming, this release plan makes a bit more sense, seeing as 2K will account for at least 3 sports games per year, plus potential new Civilization, Borderlands, or Bioshock games among many others. Rockstar also holds many properties, though production on their two main franchises – Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption – are notoriously slow due to the immense amount of detail packed into them.
When asked if GTA6 would be among those titles, Zelnick simply responded:
We don’t talk about specific new titles at these calls, we leave those discussions to the labels.
Zelnick did explain that 63 of the titles would be “core experiences,” 17 would be “mid-core,” while 13 would be casual games. 67 will be paid, and 26 will be free-to-play. 47 will be part of existing franchises, and 46 will be new IP. 72 are for console and/or PC, while 21 will be mobile games. He clarified that these numbers only account for full games – add-ons and DLC do not count.
Though these numbers seem specific, they left themselves room for change by reminding the investors that all of these are subject to change due to cancellation and delays. It will be interesting to see which franchises will be making their return, which new IPs are on the way, and which long-rumored games finally arrive in the coming years. Most hope that GTA6 will be a part of this schedule since GTA5 was released nearly 7 years ago, though Rockstar did take 8 years between Red Dead Redemption releases.