Rockstar Not Releasing New Games Until April 2017 Onwards

According to the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games won't be releasing new games until April 2017 at the earliest.

It has been reported that Rockstar Games won't be releasing new titles within the fiscal year of 2016. That means if the Grand Theft Auto developer is planning to put out a new game soon, it'll be on April 2017 at the earliest.

This is what Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick stated during an earnings call. Rockstar will still put out new content for GTA Online, but all bets are off when it comes to a whole new game for this year.

Earlier in the call, Take-Two CFO Lanie Goldstein stated that a 75/25 revenue split between 2K Games and Rockstar Games labels for the current fiscal is to be expected, further confirming the absence of a new Rockstar release for 2016.

Meanwhile, Take-Two is expected to make a big announcement for the upcoming E3 2016. Speculations point towards a follow-up to the 2010 hit Red Dead Redemption—a franchise Take-Two considers as "permanent" in their library.

There was also a map believed to be from Red Dead Redemption 2 that was leaked last April, furthering rumors regarding the much-awaited title. From what the leak had suggested, it could be a prequel instead of a direct sequel.

It's not confirmed yet as of now what Rockstar Games is planning to put out next. Whether the next full release will be a follow-up to an existing franchise or a whole new IP, it's still not known.


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Published May. 30th 2016

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