Big Rockstar games are going to debut this year, apparently
A brand new report has appeared online claiming that a Red Dead Redemption sequel, as well as Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PC, are both coming in 2014, according to Baird Equity Research, which has studied the financial forecast of publisher Take-Two.Take-Two Interactive had a great year in 2013, launching critical and sales success stories like BioShock Infinite or Grand Theft Auto 5.
For 2014, the company's release schedule isn't that solid, meaning that it needs some big games to appear in order to hit its financial expectations.
According to a new report from Baird Equity Research, two big releases that will help Take-Two this year are Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC and a new Red Dead title.
"Take Two continues to produce some of the highest-quality console and PC games, which we believe should transition well on next-gen platforms," Baird's Colin Sebastian said, via VG247.
"We expect product announcements over the next year such as extending GTA V to other platforms (e.g., PC, next-gen consoles), the next Red Dead, etc., to help improve revenue and earnings visibility. In addition, the company has significant potential to grow digital/online revenues, which should help improve gross margins and add visibility to growth."
Sebastian also took particular interest in Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC, revealing that recent leaks from retailers confirm Take-Two's plan.
"We expect PC version of GTA V in 2014. Recently, Amazon.com posted a product listing for a PC-version of the company’s blockbuster franchise Grand Theft Auto V (GTA). While a PC version would not be a big surprise, this indirect confirmation of the game helps to provide some added visibility to consensus F2015 (Mar) estimates."
"In fact, we have previously published that GTA-extensions are in the development pipeline, and likely needed for the company to hit FY targets. We also believe the next Red Dead game is in the works potentially for a 2014 launch."
As of yet, however, Take-Two still isn't saying anything about its upcoming releases.