In light of news of the delay for Red Dead Redemption 2 announced today - still no PC confirmation, by the way - Take-Two reiterated their financial goals for fiscal year 2019. As part of the press release, they say they’ve got another major game to launch in the coming fiscal year, and there’s plenty of reason to suspect that it’ll be the next Borderlands game.
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“Take-Two continues to expect to deliver both record Net Bookings and record net cash provided by operating activities, in excess of $2.5 billion and $700 million, respectively, during fiscal year 2019, led by the launches of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 and a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises.”
The end of fiscal year 2019 would March 31, 2019. Looking at what could qualify as “one of 2K’s biggest franchises,” the timing points strongly to the third main entry in the Borderlands series. Development on the title has been a not-quite-secret for some time, with Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford saying that 90% of the studio is “working on the thing I think most of you guys want us to be working on,” and even publically chatting with Elon Musk to get a novelty flamethrower into the game.
The one other significant possibility is a new BioShock game, which years ago the publishers suggested would be handled by studio 2K Marin. Rockstar’s already putting out Red Dead Redemption, and the remainder of 2K’s lineup is made up largely of known quantities like sports and regular wrestling titles, which aren’t necessarily the flagship releases you’d highlight to investors in this scenario.
So expect to hear more on Borderlands soon. Unless, of course, Agent comes back, in which case all bets are off. (It’s definitely not Agent.)