Grand Theft Auto publisher planning to bring more older games to PS5 and Xbox Series X
Take-Two CEO “sure there will be more in the future”
Take-Two expects to bring more existing games to next-gen consoles beyond the already announced Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series.
The parent company of Rockstar Games, which also counts 2K and Private Division among its publishing labels, previously confirmed plans to bring an “expanded and enhanced” version of GTA V to next-gen consoles in the second half of 2021.
During a Q&A session on Take-Two’s first quarter earnings call on Monday, CEO Struss Zelnick said: “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 will be more in the future.”
The next-gen version of GTA V promises “a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades, and performance enhancements”, while Grand Theft Auto Online will receive “additional content exclusive to the new consoles and PC”.
A new standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available for free exclusively for PS5 players during the first three months.
Take-Two said on Monday that Grand Theft Auto 5 has now shipped nearly 135 million units, Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped 32 million units, NBA 2K20 has shipped 14 million units, Borderlands 3 has shipped 10.5 million units, and The Outer Worlds has shipped 2.8 million units.
Zelnick also said the “extraordinary quality” of Take-Two’s PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games justifies increased next-gen software prices.