GTA remake rumoured as Rockstar owner Take-Two announces three new projects
Take-Two is working on three ‘new iterations’ of older games and there’s a good chance that at least one GTA title is among them.
The chances of a remake of an older Grand Theft Auto just increased dramatically, as Rockstar Games owners Take-Two revealed they have three new projects underway, none of which were named.
The three unannounced projects are listed as ‘new iterations of previously released titles’, which could mean remake or remaster.
They were mentioned alongside the upcoming Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions of GTA 5 and GTA Online, as well as the new current gen versions of Kerbal Space Program.
There’s no guarantee that a GTA game is one of the three projects, but the chances seem high as Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has hinted at it multiple times in the past.
‘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’, he said back in March.
The month before that he was asked about a GTA remaster or remake by an investor and described it as a ‘great and encouraging question’.
If one, or more, of the games are GTA related then the obvious choices are GTA 3, which has its 20th anniversary this October, or the original GTA, which is 25 next October.
Both games are so old that only a remake makes sense, and while the Liberty City setting has been used in multiple games the last time was in 2008’s GTA 4.
It seems unlikely all three projects would be GTA related, with Take-Two having recently gone to surprising lengths to remaster the Mafia trilogy and completely remake the original game.
It’s also remastered the Bioshock trilogy in the past but could be considering a full remake of the first game if it hopes to revive the franchise in the future.
Other Take-Two titles include Civilization, XCOM, and Spec Ops: The Line. They also publish Borderlands but while they claim that arrangement has not changed after developer Gearbox were acquired by The Embracer Group, the exact relationship between the two companies remains unclear.
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