Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two offered a non-binding answer when asked about the potential for restructuring older Grand Theft Auto games on Monday.
During the company’s third-quarter earnings interview, Take-Two revealed that Grand Theft Auto V has reached another major sales milestone.
“Grand Theft Auto V is still one of the most iconic titles ever released, and it continues to exceed our expectations, selling over 140 million units,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.
“In the 2020 calendar, more copies of Grand Theft Auto V were actually sold than in any other year, except for 2013 when it was first launched on PS3 and Xbox 360.”
During the question-and-answer conversation, an analyst suggested that it was likely that a significant portion of GTA V players may have never played previous games in the series. Given the huge appetite for GTA content, he asked for Take-Two̵
“It’s a great and encouraging question,” Zelnick replied. “I kind of tend to let it be more like a statement than a question, and any update to our release schedule comes from Rockstar Games.”
Rockstar is set to bring an “expanded and improved” version of GTA V to the next-generation consoles in the second half of 2021, including a standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online, which will be free for PS5 owners for the first three months.
The studio recently said that GTA Online’s future updates will accommodate single player games as well as collaborative activities in line with The Cayo Perico Heist.
Earlier in Monday’s earnings call, Zelnick revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 has now shipped 36 million units and NBA 2K21 has shipped eight million copies.
Take-Two also discussed its failed bid for Codemasters, saying it will launch The Outer Worlds’ second expansion, Murder on Eridanos, before April 2021.