The company's next big open world game Rockstar It will not come this year, while its previous hit continues to sell at a pace even four years after launch
The recent financial report from game distribution company 2K Games has included some very interesting statements - along with some that may disappoint many game enthusiasts.
Let's start with the biggest and most significant one: Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to the Old West Open World title that became a hit in the previous generation of consoles, and which is the closest thing to the game GTA A new one that we will receive in the foreseeable future has been postponed - and will not be launched towards the end of the current year as planned, but only during the company's next financial year, ie between April 2018 and March 2019. Ouch.
In the game developer, Rockstar (who is also the one responsible for the series GTA The acclaimed ones, as you know), promise that this increased wait will still pay off for everyone, with the final product being "the best possible" - but we are currently focusing on questions about the reasons why we have not yet heard of the game's official announcement to the PC market. Who knows - maybe it will happen at the show E3 Coming in about two weeks, where we look forward to getting some more details about this piece.
The American company also provided an update on the commercial performance of some of its already launched games - with the crime title Mafia 3 continuing its disappointing performance, relatively speaking, with 5 million copies reaching various stores worldwide (a figure that does not necessarily indicate sales volume, but gives Us the top barrier) in consoles and PCs, while the strategy game Civilization 6 actually enjoyed a nice success with close to 2 million copies sold, NBA 2K17 continues a healthy trend line with 8 million copies coming to stores, and above all stands GTA V. and huge.
The fine crime title that will soon celebrate its fourth birthday since its initial launch continues to enjoy updates and upgrades for its online and competitive components, in addition to pretty amazing support from the modding community with a variety of invested and crazy "plugins", crossing a new benchmark with 80 million copies About 70 million until just six months ago, in mid-November 2016 - which indicates a sales pace that continues to be amazing, and even better than that of the distributor's new titles.
We do not have solid physical data on this, but with sales estimates of about 22 million copies and 18 million copies for the PlayStation 3 andXbox 360 respectively, and about 8 million copies in the PC market, it seems that there is a good chance that this game is the best-selling both in the previous generation of consoles of Microsoft Office And Sony and both in the current generation, and those numbers just keep growing and growing as mentioned, while even a crazy bar of 100 million copies no longer seems too absurd at this point. We do not know when this will happen, but for the next episode in the series Grand Theft Auto It will be extremely difficult to fill these shoes.
For dessert, 2K made it clear that they would not be showing any new titles at the show E3 Speaking of Los Angeles - but have promised that the next fiscal year, the same one that will begin in April 2018, will also provide us with a comeback to "one of our favorite brands", as the network has already begun conflicting assessments and prophecies on the subject, with opinions , The Brothers in Arms war titles series or maybe another title in the XCOM brands or BioShock. Do you have your own appreciation and preference? Come share us in the comments.