The CEO of Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two talked about the remasters strategy and what can gamers expect from the upcoming next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V, and how will it utilize the new technologies.
As we all know, Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most successful games in the past decade, with more than 140 million copies sold up to date, and it still sells really well. GTA V is now headed into its third generation with the enhanced PS5/XSX next-gen version coming this year.
Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Rockstar's parent company Take-Two, has praised the remasters strategy during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Wednesday. As he said, Rockstar's remasters always do so well because the company takes its time remastering the game the best way possible.
“Remastering has always been a part of the strategy", he said. "We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on.
So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements. And that’s why I think our remastered titles typically do so well.”
Oh, they do well indeed. Naturally, during the Q&A someone asked Mr.Zelnick can he share some update about the release of the next Grand Theft Auto game, and he replied:
“So, Rockstar hasn’t announced any new titles for the market and when there’s an announcement to be made, it will come from Rockstar, so I’ll probably leave you there, and I don’t think you would have expected anything different from me."
GTA V is due to release on next-gen in the second half of 2021, but the current-gen version is available to play via backwards-compatibility mode on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.