Calling it a “massive new update” where the Southern San Andreas’ illegal weapons trafficking industry rises to the surface, Rockstar Games has announced that the Gunrunning update for Grand Theft Auto Online will arrive in June. Here’s what Rockstar had to say about the Gunrunning update: Dotted throughout Blaine County are hatches – look into these mysterious properties on the Maze Bank Foreclosure site and you’ll find sprawling underground headquarters for sale, ready to be stocked with new military grade vehicles and weapons manufacturing equipment capable of developing highly sought after offensive and defensive technologies. As the residents of Los Santos know, the only thing more fun than crime is profit and should you choose to invest in this new business, some extremely shady customers are ready to pay top dollar for what you can deliver. Expect details on the business and research opportunities, full-service Mobile Operation Centers complete with new weapon upgrades and deep customization, all new Weaponized Vehicles, and more included in Gunrunning soon. As announced earlier this week, Grand Theft Auto V has reached 80 million copies sold since launch in 2013. [Source: Rockstar Games] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
During Take-Two’s recent earnings call, CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked if he thought there was something about Red Dead Redemption 2 that would make it better for a summer launch versus a winter one. In response, Zelnick said he doesn’t think it really matters when Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out, as people consume entertainment year-round: For a title like this, I don’t think the launch window really matters. And obviously, Red Dead Redemption went out in May and was an extraordinarily successful title. Consumers are consuming entertainment year round. Now they don’t stop in the summer months. And we believe that if you give people an extraordinary experience, they will show up for it. Zelnick also addressed the decision to delay Red Dead Redemption 2 from fall 2017 to spring 2018, which he says was due to ensuring it was the best experience possible, and not because there have been issues during development: I think the purpose of the delay for Red Dead Redemption 2 is to make sure that we deliver the most extraordinary experience we’re capable of providing. We haven’t gone into particular issues. We are building a new game from the ground up for the first time for new READ FULL STORY AT…
Take-Two’s financial report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 reveals that the company saw net revenue grow 26% year-over-year to $1.78 billion, with digital revenue up 32% to $922 million. Grand Theft Auto V, Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K17, NBA 2K16, Mafia III, WWE 2K17, and Civilization VI were highlighted as the largest contributors to net revenue. Speaking with MCV, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said at least five million copies of Grand Theft Auto V were sold since February 2017, bringing the lifetime total to 80 million. After revealing that 75% of copies have been sold physically, Zelnick added, “What’s driving this is that consumers love this title and want more of it.” Looking at some of Take-Two’s other titles, WWE 2K17 has shipped roughly three million units, Mafia III has shipped more than five million units, and NBA 2K17 is nearing eight million shipped, putting it on course to become their highest-selling sports title ever. Take-Two’s upcoming slate of releases includes the Stones Unturned DLC for Mafia III on May 30, the Sign of the Times DLC for Mafia III in summer 2017, NBA 2K18 on September 19, the newly announced WWE 2K18 (platforms TBA) in fall 2017, and the recently delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 in spring 2018. In his statement, Zelnick revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t be out until Fiscal READ…
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With Take-Two set to release their fiscal year 2017 report early tomorrow morning, Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed from fall 2017 to spring 2018. As Rockstar explained on their website, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the first game they’ve built from the ground up for the latest generation of consoles, some extra time is needed to deliver the best possible experience, and more game details are coming this summer: This outlaw epic set across the vast and unforgiving American heartland will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans. We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer. When Red Dead Redemption 2 launches in spring 2018, it will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can see some screenshots in the gallery below. [Source: Rockstar Games] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
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In Take-Two’s Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 (ended December 31, 2016) earnings report today, the company revealed that Mafia III has now shipped approximately five million units since launch. Mafia III shipped 4.5 million copies in its launch week last October, becoming 2K’s fastest-selling game ever. Take-Two also updated their future titles list, revealing that NBA 2K18 is scheduled for a fall 2017 release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, PC, and iOS/Android. Take-Two’s only other listed game is Red Dead Redemption 2, which launches in fall 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One. Take-Two saw net revenues grow 15% year-on-year to $476.5 million in Q3, with Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, WWE 2K17, NBA 2K17, and Civilization VI highlighted as the main contributors. Digital revenue was up 64% year-on-year to $240.2 million, thanks to GTAV and GTA Online, Civilization VI, and NBA 2K17. CEO Strauss Zelnick talked about the strong quarter: Take-Two had a highly-successful holiday quarter. Consumer demand for our new releases and catalog titles was strong throughout the period, and players continued to engage significantly with our games after purchase. As a result, we delivered better-than-expected bookings, including our best-ever quarter for recurrent consumer spending, along with double-digit growth in both net revenue and net cash provided by READ FULL…
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[embedded content] Following its announcement earlier this week, Rockstar Games has brought of the first official Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, giving you a brief look at the world you can expect to play in next year. If you missed it, here’s the current description for Red Dead Redemption 2: Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. As Rockstar adds in the video’s description, “Red Dead Redemption 2 will release worldwide in Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.” READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Following yesterday’s teaser image featuring the Rockstar logo with an all-red background, Rockstar Games posted an image today featuring seven cowboys, seemingly confirming that a new Red Dead game is on the way. Proving how much people want a new Red Dead, today’s new image already has over 36,000 retweets and over 50,000 likes on Twitter, while yesterday’s is sitting at over 105,000 retweets and over 181,000 likes. In potentially unrelated news, Rockstar parent company Take-Two filed a trademark for something called Ghost Story back on October 6. No details are known about what Ghost Story is, but the trademark covers things like video games, movies, and clothing. We don’t know when Rockstar is planning on announcing a new Red Dead, but it will likely be before Take-Two reports their quarterly financials on Wednesday, November 2. What do you think the next Red Dead should be called? [Source: Rockstar Games, USPTO via GameRant, GameSpot] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Mafia III Video Review Mafia III is a game that had a fair amount of hype and expectation behind it as it surged forward towards its release. The big question is whether or not it lives up to the hype that came with it. While Mafia III stands tall in terms of narrative and combat it suffers some performance issues along the way. Michael Chow took on review duties and you can read his written review here or just follow along in our handy dandy, no reading required video! You take on the role of Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam veteran returning home to New Orleans and the only family he has known, the local black mob. After a series of events ending with a betrayal by the city’s Italian mob, it is up to Lincoln Clay to exact some sweet, sweet revenge. The story is presented in an excellent manner and really draws the player into the game. The game also depicts the time period’s racism to the point where a disclaimer was provided to player’s before the game begins. Michael summed up his experience with Mafia III saying, “All in all, Mafia III is a good game. While there are some glaring issues…
[embedded content] Mafia III officially launches tomorrow, October 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but copies have already made their way into the hands of players. As a result, it’s been revealed that the day one Mafia III update (1.02) is 2.65GB on PS4. 2K and Hangar 13 have yet to say what’s included in the update. To see some of Mafia III’s characters and the town of New Bordeaux, be sure to check out the above launch trailer, which features Nobody Wants to Die, an original song from Ice Cube and DJ Shadow. If you’re planning on getting the digital version of Mafia III, 2K has confirmed that it will go live at 9pm PT/12am ET tonight in North America, and at 12am tonight in the UK. According to the PlayStation Store, Mafia III is a 43GB download on PS4 (before adding in the day one update). Speaking with Gadgets 360, Creative Director Haden Blackman confirmed that Mafia III will support the PS4 Pro. “For the PS Pro specifically, we’ll add some graphics upgrades,” he said. Will you be playing Mafia III this weekend? [Source: Reddit (1), (2), PlayStation Store, Mafia Game (Twitter 1, 2, 3), NDTV] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!