Take-Two have previously shot down all ideas for simple ports and decided to spend their energy on quality-made remasters that bring something new to the table.
Take-Two's recent conference call featured slides with pipeline details as of May 2021. The slides include titles such as NBA 2K22, WWE 2K22, the Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina's Wonderlands and one unannounced title.
The pipeline details promise no less than 14 as of yet unannounced games. On top of the ten mobile games (all set to be free to play), the "New iterations of previously released titles" section of the slide also promised three more unannounced titles. Yesterday, Andy Robinson, Editor at VGC News informed the people of Twitter that "some of these" three unannounced titles will almost certainly cover GTA titles.
Robinson's comment means that we might be getting at least one new take on a game from the GTA franchise, on top of the already announced Arand Theft Auto V: Expanded and enhanced for gen 9 consoles and Grand Theft Auto Online - Standalone. We're holding our fingers crossed for a GTA: Vice City remaster.
Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two’s CEO, discussed their intentions to keep producing remasters of their previously released titles. The already released Mafia Trilogy from 2020 and the upcoming GTA V remaster for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S prove that the company's strategy is already working.
"Remastering has always been a part of the strategy. 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."- offered Zelnick.