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Take-Two find the question of GTA remasters encouraging

Published: 19:39, 09 February 2021
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Take-Two Interactive's recent earnings call featured a question on potential GTA remasters, and CEO Strauss Zelnicks' answer to it sounds like very much like a "yes".

The question was whether Take-Two sees financial opportunities in creating remasters of older GTA games, i.e. those that younger fans may not have played.

And Zelnick's response sounds like he's trying to say "I told you so" to someone, and it certainly sounds like he's up for the idea. 

"It's a great and encouraging question. I'm kind of inclined to leave it more as a statement than a question", Zelnick said before adding, "And any updates on our release schedule will come from Rockstar Games."

Considering how lucrative GTA has been for Take-Two Interactive, it seems like a much cheaper endeavour to bring back earlier games than to create a brand new GTA game. 

Of course, we'd much rather have ourselves a fresh gameplay experience, but there's no denying the potential of remastering some GTA classics. 

Rockstar made sure pretty much every instalment was a narratively intricate experience, so it's not like there would need to be major changes - from where we stand it looks like a fairly basic face-lift of graphics and they're ready.

Naturally, there's also the matter of where the remasters would fit into Take-Two's strategy, as we're sure the publisher would be looking to include whatever launches into GTA Online. 

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And GTA Online is where the remastering potential will probably lead in the end, as the online component has been an absolute revelation for Take-Two. It has recently been announced that the company thus far sold 140 million copies of GTA V , a large chunk of which stayed with the game through GTA Online. 

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