Recently Take-Two Interactive, the parent company for Rockstar Games and 2K Games, revealed some information about their upcoming games for the rest of 2017 and heading into 2018. Those games and release information is as follows:
- 2K Games – Mafia III: Stones Unturned (DLC) – PS4, Xbox One, PC – May 30, 2017
- 2K Games – Mafia III: Sign of the Times (DLC) – PS4, Xbox One, PC – Summer 2017
- 2K Games – NBA 2K18 – PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Switch, PC – September 19, 2017
- 2K Games – WWE 2K18- TBA Fall 2017
- Rockstar Games – Red Dead Redemption 2 – PS4, Xbox One – Spring 2018
In regards to the delay of Red Dead Redemption 2, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said:
“What’s exciting is even with a rather light front-line release slate – only our sports titles – we’re still expecting to have an excellent year,” he continued. “So we feel gratified by that. It’s only really a six-month move [for Red Dead Redemption 2] and while we don’t take these things lightly, Rockstar feels more time is required to deliver the excellence that they’re hoping for – the excellence that consumers expect – and we respect their views. It’s a choice that’s occasionally been made in the past, and it’s a choice that’s always paid off.”
Also talked about in the Earnings Report was Take-Two Interactive’s move to a more digital storefront based market and how it has been a success with more than 32% of company wide sales coming from the digital marketplace platform. Zelnick also made comment on this fact, stating:
“We are proud that digital distribution has grown our company. We’re very proud that we’ve built a recurring consumer spending business that bookings from recurrent consumer spending grew 52 per cent year-over-year. They counted for about 32 per cent of our total bookings, so our business has been transformed. Five years ago, there was no such thing as recurrent consumer spending. We were an innovator with Grand Theft Auto IV, and we have, we felt, been a leader in this space ever since.”
Despite admitting Take-Two’s upcoming review slate is “rather light,” Zelnick is still expecting a bumper year for the company, led primarily by its upcoming releases in its NBA 2K and WWE 2K series, robust GTA V catalog sales, a new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises, and, of course, Red Dead Redemption 2.
To read the Earnings Report yourself, you can find it on Take-Two Interactive’s corporate website linked here.