Rockstar Games' parent company, Take-Two Interactive, has just acquired developer Zynga for $12.7 billion to launch a new push into mobile gaming. According to a new investor presentation, Take-Two's looking to push their biggest IP onto mobile platforms, including Grand Theft Auto.
According to that investor presentation, CEO Strauss Zelnick put forward a presentation about the company's plans. Using this new acquisition, they're already eyeing up opportunities for GTA, Borderlands, Red Dead Redemption, Civilization and more. Going between Take-Two's studios, that includes Hangar 13, Irrational Games, and Ghost Story.
Rockstar's Parent Company Wants GTA on Mobile Platforms, Following Zynga Deal
Detailing this further during the Q&A segment (thanks IGN), Zelnick confirmed:
Perhaps most importantly we have the ability [with Zynga] – from both a development and a publishing point of view – to optimise the creation of new titles; new titles based on Take-Two’s core intellectual property. We believe we have the best collection of console and PC intellectual property in the interactive entertainment business – and it’s basically nearly entirely un-exploited from mobile and free-to-play around the world.
Presently, Take-Two Interactive hasn't definitively confirmed which of their famous titles will get mobile games, which is unsurprising given how recent this acquisition is. We'll have to wait for more announcements but once we've learned further details, we'll be sure to keep you informed.