News Substantial Amount Of 'LEGO 2K Drive' Screenshots Appear Online
Development looks very far along!
Just about a year ago, we brought news of a report on 2K partnering up with LEGO to develop a bunch of sports games - a partnership that has yet to be formally announced. However, a new leak has certainly made those reports look legit, as a bunch of screenshots of 'LEGO 2K Drive' have been shared online. To be...
News Take-Two: GTA 6 Leak Was 'Terribly Disappointing' And Made Us Be More Vigilant
"It was terribly unfortunate"
It's been a couple of months now since one of the biggest leaks in gaming history saw development footage of Grand Theft Auto VI leaking all over the internet, and both Rockstar Games and Take-Two obviously weren't happy about it. Speaking this week as part of an earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick admitted...
News Take-Two CEO Says It 'Doesn't Make Sense' To Launch Day One With Xbox Game Pass
"I don't think that ever made sense"
Oh boy, here we go again! Much like Sony's recent comments on day one subscription service releases, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick believes launching "frontline titles" day and date doesn't make sense from a business perspective. As part of Take-Two's recent quarterly earnings report, Zelnick discussed...
News Take-Two CEO Backs Microsoft's Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard
"It's a good thing for Microsoft and for the industry"
We're hearing a lot of discourse online about Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard and whether it's a good or bad thing for the industry. In a recent video interview with The Grill, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about his own thoughts, and mentioned how he's "in favour" and...
News GTA 6 Will 'Set Creative Benchmarks' For The Industry, Says Take-Two CEO
Details surrounding GTA 6 and its development are finally starting to be talked about by Rockstar and Take-Two. We know the studio is busy with development following the winding down of Red Dead Online, and now, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has come out with a pretty bold statement regarding the Grand Theft Auto 5 sequel. In a...
News Take-Two CEO Talks Acquisition Rumours In New Interview
"we like being an independent organization."
Every week it feels like a gaming company is being acquired by another, larger gaming company. Take-Two has taken part in this cycle themselves recently, with the acquisition of mobile developer Zynga still being finalised. However, for now, it seems that Take-Two itself is keen to remain independent. In...
News Take-Two CEO Says FIFA Is A 'Great Brand' After EA Drops The Name
Just a week ago, EA officially decided to end its decades-long partnership with FIFA; a partnership that basically monopolized the football game market (or soccer if you prefer). EA will now use its 'EA Sports' branding for upcoming football games, and rival Take-Two (2K) has now chimed in on the huge name that EA is leaving behind...
News Take-Two CEO Downplays GTA Trilogy's Many Issues, Says The Remastered Collection Has Done 'Great'
Badly botched rereleases just had a "glitch"
It's been quite some time since we were as shocked and disappointed with a set of remasters as we were last November when the awkwardly named Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition landed in an absolute state on consoles and PC. The collection, which should have been an easy victory for...
News Josef Fares' It Takes Two Abandons Its Trademark Due To Dispute With Take-Two
But there's hope of a resolution
The developer behind the critically-acclaimed co-op adventure It Takes Two, Hazelight Studios, has confirmed that it was forced to abandon its trademark for the game earlier this year due to a dispute with Take-Two Interactive. Take-Two has been on a spree of trademark and copyright claims against all sorts of...
News Take-Two CEO Believes GTA V Will Be 'Highly Appealing' To Xbox Series X And Series S Owners
The enhanced version arrives this November
It's easy to forget a new version of Grand Theft Auto V is on the horizon for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but it's just a few short months away from gracing our consoles... again. Speaking about the game in a recent earnings call, Take-Two Interactive shared an interesting note about the enhanced...
News Take-Two: Xbox Game Pass Style Services 'Don't Make Sense For Frontline Titles'
"Our views remain unchanged"
2K Games owner Take-Two held its latest earnings call yesterday, and in one of the questions that was posed to the company, chairman and chief executive officer Strauss Zelnick was asked about how Take-Two feels about subscription models (which incorporates the likes of Xbox Game Pass) from a business perspective. In...
News Rockstar Owner: We Don't Want Our Remasters To Be 'Simple Ports'
“We don’t just port titles over”
Take-Two has spoken about the strategy behind remastering games and how it doesn’t want to deliver “simple ports”, but instead wishes to “take the time to do the very best job” on reimagining their back catalogue. As discovered by Video Games Chronicle, Take-Two’s boss, Strauss Zelnick, spoke...
News Take-Two 'Encouraged' By The Idea Of Classic GTA Remasters
Does Rockstar have something in the works?
As we've already highlighted, Take-Two held its latest earnings call yesterday, and CEO Strauss Zelnick had an interesting response to a question about whether remastering classic GTA titles would be a good idea. The question posed to Zelnick noted that there's a "huge audience of people" who probably...
News Take-Two Admits Losing Codemasters To EA Was 'Disappointing'
The company is still on the lookout for new teams
After losing out to EA when it was originally set to buy out the company, Take-Two has said it was disappointed over losing racing specialists Codemasters. While Take-Two originally had its sights set on securing Codemasters, EA later came in with a $1.2 billion offer which was favoured. In a recent...
News GTA V Has Now Sold Over 140M Units, Continues To 'Exceed Expectations'
Don't expect GTA VI anytime soon, then
Take-Two Interactive has taken part in its latest earnings call over the past 24 hours, revealing that the sales of Grand Theft Auto V continue to "exceed expectations", eight years on since its original 2013 release. According to the company, GTA V has now sold over 140 million units, and in calendar year...
News EA Looks Set To Acquire Codemasters As Take-Two Pulls Offer
Is it a done deal?
There's been an interesting battle between EA and Take-Two in recent months for the acquisition of racing specialists Codemasters, but EA remains in the driving seat for now, with Take-Two pulling its original offer (thanks VGC). Take-Two initially reached an agreement to acquire the studio back in November for around £750m...
News EA Agrees $1.2 Billion Deal To Acquire Codemasters
Leaving Take-Two in the dust
Update (Mon 14th Dec, 2020 10:00 GMT): And just like that, the deal is on! As per GamesIndustry.biz, EA has agreed to acquire Codemasters for approximately $1.2 billion, with the deal set to complete in the first quarter of 2021. Here's EA CEO Andrew Wilson had to say about the acquisition: "Our industry is growing,...
News Take-Two Reaches Agreement To Acquire Racing Specialists Codemasters
Expected to be completed early next year
It was confirmed late last week that Take-Two Interactive was interested in acquiring racing specialists Codemasters, and now the two companies have reportedly reached a formal agreement in regards to the sale. As reported by Video Games Chronicle, the terms of the deal values the Dirt 5
News Take-Two In Talks With Codemasters Over Potential Acquisition
'The combination would bring together two world-class portfolios'
Take-Two Interactive has confirmed it's interested in acquiring the British developer Codemasters, known for its highly-regarded racing series' including Dirt, Dirt Rally and the Formula One franchise of games. According to Video Games Chronicle, Codemasters said in an internal st
News Take-Two CEO Believes Xbox Will Do 'Very Well' In Next Console Generation
"I think Microsoft is working very, very hard"
Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick recently discussed a variety of gaming-related topics in an interview with Protocol, including giving his thoughts on how Microsoft will fare with the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. When asked about his overall perspective on how Microsoft and Sony are...
News Take-Two Alludes To Why It Reduced NBA 2K20 To £2.49
Limited time discount
Take-Two Interactive has been providing some serious discounts on its catalogue titles recently. You probably heard about GTA V being made available for free on the Epic Games Store until May 21, and it's also temporarily reduced NBA 2K20 for Xbox One by a massive 95% on the Microsoft Store in some regions. In a recent...
News Take-Two Is Planning To Release 93 Games Over The Next Five Years
Including 72 for console and PC
Take-Two Interactive has announced in an earnings call that it's planning to release 93 games over the next five years through fiscal 2025. The company's combined portfolio currently includes the likes of Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands and more. In the call, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff...