Big news from the house that GTA built. Take-Two has posted record breaking financials, and Rockstar has confirmed that it has a new game in the works and it will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before the spring of 2015.
Take-Two saw an impressive record breaking year thanks to a library of massive hits. It has just revealed its Q4 and full year 2013 financials, and the company nearly doubled its intake over last year by bringing in a record $2.4 billion in revenue. In 2012, Take-Two made $1.2 billion.
What is to thank for the massive leap in cash? A little game called Grand Theft Auto V surpassed the 33 million mark and accounted for quite a large portion of that money at $1 billion alone. It’s no wonder that Take-Two wants to get another Rockstar game out next year, because without it, it might not be able to replicate such amazing figures.
Other hits for Take Two include BioShock Infinite at 6 million units, Civilization V at 5 million units, and Borderlands 2 still chugging along more than a year after its release at 9 million units.
The Q4 alone also improve from $195.2 million to $299.5 million after a single year. Take-Two point towards NBA 2K14, Grand Theft Auto 5, Grand Theft Auto Online, Borderlands 2 and BioShock Infinite as the biggest aid there. The same franchises also allowed digital sales to jump 51 percent over last year.
Huge year for Take-Two, nobody will deny that. 2015 will be big again as well with Rockstar once again behind the wheel of a mysterious games. On the 2K Games side of the company, 2014 is looking like this.
- NBA 2K15 – Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC – October 7, 2014
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Xbox 360, PS3, Windows PC – Fall 2014
- Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Windows PC, Mac, Linux – Fall 2014
- Evolve – Xbox One, PS4, PC – Fall 2014
- WWE 2K15 – PS3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One – Fiscal 2015
Of all the AAA development houses, they are still the most gamer friendly, providing risky and original content without it becoming stale so quickly. It’s great to see that innovation and risks really can pay off in the gaming world at such a high level.