Take-Two Delays 'Highly-Anticipated' Sequel To Fiscal Year 2020
While it's looking likely we'll get to play Red Dead Redemption 2 this year, we'll have to wait for a while longer for another of Take-Two's big franchises to get a sequel. We're not sure what franchise that might be, however.
As part of its quarterly financial earnings report (in which it posted strong earnings off the back of GTA Online and NBA 2K19), the company laid out its expectations for the 2019 fiscal year (which began in April of this year and concludes in March of next year), which includes strong sales for Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K20, WWE 2K20, but does not include a major sequel in one of its key franchises.
The sequel, which had originally been planned to release during the 2019 fiscal year, has been pushed back to the 2020 fiscal year (April 2019-March 2020). The delay was made to give the developers extra time to work on the title. "We remain as excited as ever about this title, and expect it to enhance our results next fiscal year," said Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick.
Zelnick did not reveal which franchise he was referring to, but it's possible it could be either Borderlands 3 (whose presence at E3 is not looking likely), or the next entry in the BioShock series (which a top-secret studio is working on but still looks to be a ways off). Either way, we'll (probably) know by March 2020.
[Source: Take-Two Interactive]
I'm betting this is Borderlands 3, but maybe Take-Two is overestimating the excitement around a potential Duke Nukem sequel?