It looks like some familiar games from Take-Two Interactive’s past could be coming your way with a new lick of paint. The publisher has posted its general presentation slides following its Q1 earnings call for FY2022, revealing some details on what’s in the ol’ pipeline.
Take-Two has three “new iterations of previously released titles” in the works, though the publisher does note that it’s merely a snapshot of how things stand, meaning delays can happen (thanks, VGC). Details are currently thin on the ground, though CEO Strauss Zelnick has spoken about ports before. Zelnick explained during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, & Telecom Conference earlier thesis year that remasters have always been part of the plan, though the publisher doesn’t just “port titles over”.
“I’m not sure there’ll be a bigger part of the strategy,” he said. “Remastering has always been a part of the strategy. We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on.
“So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements. And that’s why I think our remastered titles typically do so well.”
As to what games are being remade, we don’t know – sorry, GTA fans. Mafia: Definitive Edition did get a remaster last year, and we quite liked it! In her Mafia: Definitive edition review, Carrie said “this ‘built-from-the-ground-up’ overhaul is a gorgeous playable mob movie that only puts a little flesh on the original’s bones”. Things bode well for the future, then.
If you’re looking for more upcoming games on PC that have been confirmed, you can follow that link.