Take-Two Interactive CEO Straus Zelnick says the corporate will not begin releasing a ton of next-gen remasters, and re-releases will nonetheless be additive to its slate of latest IPs, annual video games, and in-development titles.
Remasters are a good way to capitalize on a brand new console era. Take-Two is aware of this fairly properly; they’ve launched GTA V on Xbox 360/PS3, and once more on Xbox One/PS4. Now the billion-dollar GTA V is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles with significant upgrades. However Take-Two does not wish to saturate the market with remasters. Firm CEO Strauss Zelnick affirms their remasters are extra specialised video games with dramatic enhancements (working example: the recent Mafia trilogy re-release).
At a current Morgan Stanley conference, Zelnick says remasters will not change into a much bigger a part of their enterprise regardless of the brand new console era. Better care shall be put into any re-releases, and these older video games are additive to the corporate’s present slate of games–a massive pipeline of 93 titles across mobile, consoles, and PC.
“I am undecided they’re going to be a much bigger a part of the technique. Remastering has at all times been part of the technique. What we have accomplished in another way than the competitors is we do not simply port titles over, we really take the time to do the perfect job we are able to to make the title totally different for the brand new launch, for the brand new expertise we’re launching it on,” Zelnick mentioned.
“So we enhance the expertise, we improve visuals, and we make efficiency enhancements. That is why I believe our remastered titles sometimes achieve this properly. We have accomplished nice with the Mafia sequence, for instance, and Grand Theft Auto is now heading into its third era, which is unbelievable.
“It was a standard-bearer when it was launched, it continued being the standard-bearer within the second era, and we’ll see how Grand Theft Auto does within the subsequent era.
“Clearly I am assured Rockstar goes to ship an amazing expertise. However you possibly can’t do this in the event you’re simply doing a easy port.”
Take-Two presently makes most of its cash from a handful of franchises together with NBA 2K, Grand Theft Auto, and Crimson Lifeless.