Friday, November 17, 2006

Take-Two Puts Full Support Behind PS3.

Publisher Take-Two Interactive has announced that it has more than 20 games currently in development for Sony's newly launched system. Rockstar Games, 2K and 2K Sports will all be well represented on the next-gen console.

Sony's PlayStation 3 has launched (get more coverage here) and now Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive has announced that it will be fully supporting the next-gen console. The publisher currently has 20 games in development for the PS3, with seven of those coming from acclaimed yet controversial dev house Rockstar Games.

Rockstar is readying the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV for a North American release on October 16, 2007, which will be quickly followed by a European release on October 19, 2007. Also in the pipeline is the original title L.A. Noire, a detective story set during the classic late 1940's noir period, as well as "extensions of blockbuster Rockstar Games franchises".

2K and 2K Sports will also be thoroughly represented on Sony's console. Both NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available from the get go on PS3. And 2K and 2K Sports currently have plans to publish more than eleven additional titles, including College Hoops 2K7 in January, Major League Baseball 2K7 in "late winter," The Darkness in the spring, The BIGS in the summer, NBA 2K8 and NHL 2K8 in September, and "additional sports titles based on 2K Sports proprietary brands, as well as additional high profile licensed and original new franchises from 2K".

"We applaud Sony for helping raise the bar in the next generation of gaming," said Paul Eibeler, Take-Two's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As the hardware transitions to the next generation, Take-Two is working hard to position itself to emerge as a leading next generation publisher, with our focus on delivering quality titles and harnessing technologies like Sony's cell processors and blu-ray storage capacity, as well as its proprietary SIXAXIS wireless controller".

He continued, "We're not asking gamers to wait until we can evolve into the technologies. From day-one, our development team will astonish gamers with the fullest, deepest and most entertaining titles on the market".


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