Take-Two held its quarterly financial call recently, which is basically a conference where they get to inform the public about all the money they're generating. During this session, they referenced the success of GTA V and how Rockstar North's masterpiece continues to generate millions through online purchases in GTA Online.
Take-Two knows how valuable Rockstar are to them and they've been enjoying GTA V money since 2013. With such a long gap, we know that Rockstar have to be working on something new, and Take-Two hinted that they have a surprise for us all in 2016.
Take-Two's 2016 Surprise: GTA 6 Vs Red Dead Redemption 2
Throughout the coming year, we will continue to execute our proven strategy of launching a select array of the highest-quality titles, led by new annual releases of NBA 2K and WWE 2K; Battleborn, a groundbreaking new intellectual property from Gearbox Software; and a soon-to-be announced new triple-A title.
We look forward to Take-Two's releases throughout the year and hope that Battleborn can dazzle us on its release date in May. But what's this "soon-to-be-announced new triple-A title"? Are we talking about a new IP, or are we to expect the return of Rockstar North with a brand new game?
The release of GTA 6 seems unlikely. The idea that Rockstar would have simply went straight back into Grand Theft Auto following GTA V is a bit of a stretch. But in saying that, this game has made a stupid amount of money for its publisher and perhaps they could have applied pressure for the release of another installment. It's unlikely, but crazier things have happened!
But seeing as GTA has been dazzling us for years, it'd make more sense to hold off on GTA 6 in order for more hype to build up in the future. Surely then the only possibility for Rockstar's next release is Red Dead Redemption 2? The Xbox One has already hinted at its release!
Red Dead Redemption 2 (or Red Dead 3) has us insanely excited. We can't even imagine how beautiful a sequel to one of the best games of all time would look. Could it move to Japan and explore the Samurai era alongside that of the Old West? Or are we going to see it move further into the future as the American west becomes more civilized? Perhaps it could form a bridge between Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto? Would be interesting!
Let us know which Rockstar game you'd like to see in 2016 in the comments below! Maybe you're a Max Payne fan? Or you're dying to see another L.A. Noire?