Take-Two are having one of those oh-so-exciting investor calls and a couple of remarkable figures have been released. Grand Theft Auto V has now sold 140 million copies, a ridiculous amount, and it’s still holding firm in the UK top ten sale charts nine years after it was initially released, this week at number six. Take-Two have also said they have 93 upcoming games , of which 63 are ‘core gaming’ titles, and 72 of them are for console and PC rather than smaller mobile titles. 47 of these are based on existing IPs and there will be more announcements on these “in the coming months”.
A fair chunk of these will be sports titles on the 2K sports label and I doubt we will be seeing anything of Grand Theft Auto VI, but perhaps the next Bioshock game may be revealed.
That is currently in development at Cloud Chamber, a studio set up by Take-Two last year with former Bioshock developers Hoagy de la Plante, Scott Sinclair, and Jonathan Pelling all on the payroll.
One game we know is on the way is the debut title from 31st Union, a studio set up in February 2019 with with Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey as its lead and many former Sledgehammer and Visceral games staff on the roster. Their title was meant to be revealed last year but nothing has been announced. Hangar 13, the team behind Mafia: Defintive edition, are also working on a new IP, as are Civilization and XCOM developers Firaxis Games.
In other good news Take-Two have said that “We don’t believe and have never believed single-player games are dead” and they are committed to releasing both single player and multiplayer games.
Grand Theft Auto VI was trending on Twitter during the Super Bowl yesterday, some fans thought the game would be revealed during a half time ad break, it’s unclear where that rumour came from but it obvious proved to be inaccurate.