Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity recently issued is latest predictions and preview of the games industry in 2014, which included some interesting predictions for Take Two Interactive and Rockstar Games. Sebastian believes that the next Red Dead title from Rockstar will improve earnings for the company, and expects a new product announcement from the GTA V makers in short order.
Sebastian believes that Red Dead Redemption 2 could arrive as early as this year, “GTA extensions are in the development pipeline and likely needed for the company to hit FY targets. We also believe the next Red Dead game is in the works potentially for a 2014 launch.” PC should hope that these predictions are true, because the analyst also expects Rockstar to announce and release a PC version of GTA V later this year as well.
While these analyst comments are essentially predictions, they are professional predictions. Historically, Rockstar has marched to the beat of its own drum when it comes to releasing their big franchises. Many analyst predictions went up in flames between the release of Grand Theft Auto IV and the release of Grand Theft Auto V, as year after year numerous analysts predicted that a new game was on the way.
2014 seems overly optimistic, but we’ll have to wait and see.