Take-Two Discusses Possible Transition to PS5 in 2020, PC is 'Very, Very Important' - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 17 May 2018 / 1,177 Views
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick during a financial conference call for the fiscal year that ended March 31, discussed the possible transition to the PlayStation 5 in 2020.
Zelnick said he doesn't have the ability to discuss the plans of another company, however, he stated that Take-Two handled the transition from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4 by having "the highest quality properties that defy proper behavior in console transition periods."
Having a "limited number of the highest quality release" and having titles that do well over a long perioud of time is important to handle the transition. An example of this is Grand Theft Auto V, which launched at the end of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 lifecycle. The game was later released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC and recently reached 95 million units shipped.
Zelnick says the industry isn't platform-agnostic yet, however, it is moving in that direction.
"Does that mean that the business is flattening out, everything becomes open, and we don’t care what brand is on the box? Not in the least. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of more generations. However, it does get us closer to a point where we truly can be platform-agnostic as an industry. I would say that we’re not there yet, but that day will come."
He added that the PC a a gaming platform is "very, very important."
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