Take-Two Interactive, the parent company publisher responsible for titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, is expecting to port more current generation games to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As a holding company, Take-Two also owns publishing labels such as Rockstar Games and 2K Games. These studios have released high-profile titles such as BioShock, Borderlands, and Red Dead Redemption, so it’s little surprise that some of these gaming juggernauts will make their way onto the next generation of consoles.
The company has already revealed that a next-generation port of Grand Theft Auto V is due to release in 2021 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This version of the game will have a number of technical enhancements compared to the current edition. These include graphical upgrades and a number of advancements to take advantage of the higher frame rates and resolutions possible on the upcoming consoles. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto Online will also receive exclusive content for the next-gen platforms.
Publisher and Rockstar parent company Take-Two has confirmed that it expects more of its older games to be ported to next-generation consoles in the future. According to VGC, CEO Strauss Zelnick held a Q&A session during the company’s investor call, during which he it clear that the publisher thinks that developers will want to bring more titles to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when they launch later in 2021. Speaking on the call after being asked about the possibility of additional ports, he said “I’m sure there will be more in the future.” The Take-Two boss did confirm, though, that it would be up to individual developers and publishing labels to decide whether to create enhanced versions of their previous games.
“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.”
Take-Two has already drawn fire about the pricing of next-generation games. The publisher is the parent company of 2K Games, who were recently criticized for announcing that NBA 2K21 will cost $10 more for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X than it will for current platforms. The publisher defended the rise, citing the extra resources required to get the most out of the new hardware. Meanwhile, Take-Two and Rockstar have not made it clear whether this version of Grand Theft Auto V will also have a price increase.
Although Grand Theft Auto V is certainly the biggest port that has been announced so far, gamers will be excited to know that Take-Two is considering bringing more titles to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. While players want to see brand new experiences that have been purpose built for the upcoming consoles, the ability to play enhanced editions of titles such as Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds is an enticing prospect. Hopefully, we will get a good mix of remasters and fresh IP for the next-generation platforms.
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Source: Video Games Chronicle