GTA could have a future mobile installment, at least that seems to be the idea of Take-Two

The CEO of Take-Two talks about the possibility of bringing some of his big franchises to mobile devices and it seems like that’s in his plans

GTA could have a future mobile version
GTA and other great Take-Two sagas could be coming to mobile

Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated games in recent years is GTA VI and it’s no wonder, since almost everything that Rockstar Games touches is synonymous with quality. As of today, we don’t know much about the new installment, although we have already seen its first trailer and we know that it will be released in autumn 2025, and that it may come with a price hike under its arm. However, the title has not yet been released and it seems that Take-Two, Rockstar’s parent company, already has plans for the future for this and other of its great franchises, such as Red Dead Redemption.

To be exact, the company that owns 2K Games and others in addition to Rockstar seems to be looking into the possibility of bringing some of its great sagas to iOS and Android phones in the future. At least that’s what Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, said in an interview conducted under the framework of the TD Cowen conference, where he said that “we have to try and we will try“, referring to bringing its licenses to mobile devices.

Some of the great Take-Two sagas could be coming to iOS and Android phones

We believe we have the best collection of console and PC intellectual property in the interactive entertainment business and it’s basically almost completely untapped in the mobile and free-to-play gaming realm around the world. Now, what people are really saying, even though they didn’t say it this way, is, ‘Why don’t you do what Call of Duty: Mobile did?’ But the answer is that Call of Duty is a superset, never mind a subset, a superset of one. Basically, everything else has paled in comparison to our space,” Zelnick began by saying in the aforementioned interview.

“Would I like to do exactly what you said? Absolutely. Have we done it yet? We haven’t done that yet. Is it in our multi-year plan? It’s in our plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to succeed, it might fail, in which case it would be irrelevant. No, worse than irrelevant, it would actually cost us money because failures cost us money. But we have to try and we will try,” said the CEO of Take-Two. So, it’s clear that sooner or later we’ll see some mobile iteration of some of the company’s big franchises.

In the aforementioned interview, sagas such as GTA, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia or BioShock, for example, were discussed, and Zelnick even mentioned that they are already working on a game that would be developed specifically for Android and iOS, although it has not been revealed which saga it would belong to. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that, at least in the case of GTA and some other licenses, today we can find several games available on mobile devices, as is the case of GTA: The Trilogy that can be enjoyed on smartphones from Netflix. So, it is also clear that when they talk about taking their franchises to mobile, they are referring to developing native proposals for mobiles, which are the ones that they believe end up being most successful on that platform.


Undoubtedly, this move would be a growth opportunity within the mobile gaming market, which is the one that generates the most revenue, for Take-Two, in addition to a strong increase in its revenue, of course. In addition, it is worth mentioning that Take-Two also owns Zynga, one of the strongest companies in the mobile gaming sector, being responsible for titles such as FarmVille, Zynga Poker and Star Wars Hunters, for example. So, if we add Take-Two’s plan and the presence of Zynga, it is quite likely that the latter will be in charge of developing some of the mobile proposals of the firm’s large licenses.



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