Rockstar To Deliver Next-Gen Title By March 2015 – ‘GTA 5′ Ports or ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’?

Published 1 year ago by , Updated May 30th, 2014 at 11:11 am,

Rockstar Teases Next-Gen Release 2015

In their investor call for the fiscal year 2013, publisher Take-Two Interactive revealed that the last 12 months were very lucrative ones. With the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the sustained revenue stream of Grand Theft Auto Online, the company was able to turn a huge profit and bumped up total revenue by 94%.

In addition to talk of past financial success, however, Take-Two also dropped a hint as to what gamers can expect in the future. More specifically, the publisher confirmed that Rockstar Games will have a next-gen release (PS4, Xbox One) on store shelves by the end of their 2014 fiscal year, which ends in March 2015.

CEO Strauss Zelnick broke the news saying:

“We’re excited about what [Rockstar] have in store for the new generation of systems this fiscal year.”

Of course, with so many properties under Rockstar’s belt, it’s hard to nail down just one out of the dozen or so possibilities for the developer’s next game. An obvious choice, and one that ranks pretty high among our readers, would be Red Dead Redemption 2, a sequel that has been rumored for quite some time but has never officially been confirmed by Rockstar or Take-Two.

There’s also the possibility that the next-gen game could be Bully 2, another title that seems part of Rockstar’s future plans, but has yet to be officially announced. In fact, Rockstar filed a few Bully-related trademarks in the last year or so, suggesting development might have begun at Rockstar’s Vancouver studio.

Take Two CEO Red Dead Redemption 2

Unfortunately, while we’d like to believe that a new Bully, a new Red Dead Redemption, or even (wishful thinking) a new LA Noire is on the way, chances are this “next-gen” release to which Zelnick is referring are the PS4 and Xbox One ports of Grand Theft Auto 5 that gamers have been expecting for the last year. It’s true that Rockstar proclaimed their current versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 as “next-gen,” but few believed they wouldn’t eventually port the game to Microsoft and Sony’s new platforms.

For that matter, history has shown that Rockstar tends to deploy the slow and steady approach when it comes to promoting their games. In other words, it’s hard to imagine the developer would announce and release a game within the next 10 months. That certainly doesn’t rule out the possibility of a non-GTA 5 release, but it would be uncharacteristic of the company.

With E3 2014 right around the corner, some might assume that Rockstar would make their next-gen announcement then, but the developer typically shies away from annual event.  Either way, we’ll make sure to keep you posted whenever they do reveal what’s in store for gamers this year.

Do you think Rockstar’s next-gen release will be a new title or a port of Grand Theft Auto 5? If it is a new game, what do you think it is?

Source: Joystiq

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TAGS: Grand Theft Auto 5, PC, PS4, Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, Xbox One

  • COREY_1993

    well if they are gonna wait that long to make a port of GTA5 on ps4 then they better have new content lmao… it needs to have some dlc

  • Avengers Assemble!!!

    I want Red Dead Redemption 2 sooooo bad.

  • Sonicblast19

    Definitelly RDR2. Hell a PS3 is cheap nowadays.

  • pak55

    Red dead 2 (wouldn’t it be 3?)would be awesome. But I have been waiting on Bully 2 for soooooo long. I doubt we will ever see it, but I hold out hope.

  • Mike

    I would rather a GTA5 port over to PS4/XB1.

  • David

    I hope it’s not a next gen GTA V I’d rather see a PC port.

  • Joel monserrate

    Red dead 2 or GTA 5 next gen edition

  • Darren

    It needs to be Red Dead Redemption 2!

  • Dannyboy

    Of course it needs to be Red Dead Redepmtion 2, why in God’s name would anyone rather have a GTA 5 port? Are you that intent on wasting your money?

  • Wilsoooooon

    Well tbf it should be gta 5 because it stated in the article that they kinda owe it to the next gen gamers. But I’ve been waiting for reaper of souls to port to both next gen and current gen consoles. I’ve seen people always say “nah it should be this game” though I do wanna see a rdr2.