Grand Theft Auto? Bully? Midnight Club? Manhunt? Borderlands?
Take 2 may have an unnaturally empty slate of games this year, but it looks like it is already billing its next financial year to be one of its best. In a statement to investors released at a financial call, Take 2 teased that the 2018-19 financial year would be record breaking for it, led by the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2, and the launch of a brand new, highly anticipated game in one of Take 2’s biggest franchises.
“That said, we still expect fiscal 2018 to be a year of strong earnings and cash provided by operating activities for Take-Two, despite an unusually light release slate, driven by new releases of NBA 2K and WWE 2K, our robust catalog led by Grand Theft Auto, and innovative offerings designed to drive engagement and recurrent consumer spending,” Take 2 said. “Looking ahead to fiscal 2019, we expect to deliver both record Net Sales and record net cash provided by operating activities, in excess of $2.5 billion and $700 million, respectively, led by the launches of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 and a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises.”
Whatever could this new franchise be? It’s a big money spinner, which means we’re left with very few possibilities- Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Borderlands, or Civilization. Civilization just had a new entry last year, so that’s out, and Rockstar is unlikely to release a new Red Dead and GTA both next year. So… Borderlands? We already know that’s in the work, so they are probably referring to that with this statement.
What do you think it is?