It seems like it’s been a long time between drinks, but Rockstar Games‘ past six years have been as good as anyone could have hoped for. The decade started with Red Dead Redemption in 2010, followed by LA Noire in 2011, Max Payne 3 in 2012, and GTA V in 2013. Sure, it’s been almost three years since a major release from any of the company’s studios that are scattered around the world, but its continued support of GTA Online must be applauded, particularly in an era where DLC saturation and pay-to-win styles dominate our favourite games.
We went from yearly Rockstar releases to essentially nothing, although the significant updates to GTA Online would probably retail at full price if any other developer and publisher were involved. That said, the recent addition of Red Dead Redemption to Xbox One backwards compatibility has made many of us realise just how desperate the gaming world needs a new Rockstar game.
We’ll get that new game soon. Speaking during its quarterly financial earnings call, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff spoke briefly about what’s in store next from Rockstar and 2K. Slatoff said that there is “a robust long-term development pipeline” for both companies, and that there are plans for games from “renowned franchises”, as well as new IP. Specifically, Rockstar is hard at work on some exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.
So, what say you? Would you prefer a new Rockstar IP, or a new entry in a “renowned franchise”? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments below!