Take-Two shows strong support for the Playstation 2's launch.
Third party developer Take-Two has announced a good deal of support for the Playstation 2's launch. The company will release four games within a week of PS2 day. Smuggler's Run, Midnight Club, Q-Ball: Billiards Master, and Surfing H30 are all to be released by October 31st.
Sam Houser, president of Take-Two's Rockstar games, had this to say about the situation, "Our software has the opportunity to aid in defining the success of Playstation 2. Smuggler's Run and Midnight Club: Street Racing are games that will show consumers what Playstation 2 can technically achieve. Our development teams have been working for over a year to ensure that our company is well represented at the launch of Playstation 2, and we are very pleased with what is most certainly the strongest publishing launch in Take-Two and Rockstar's history." These are turning into standard comments for Playstation 2 third party developers, but in all fairness, Take-Two has showed us some promising games with its planned Playstation 2 titles, and they should prove to be quite enjoyable games.
Take-Two is expected to churn out a minimum of ten Playstation 2 titles in the next year. The company expects Oni to drop in January, and nine more are apparently set to drop by October 31st of 2001. Included in this batch are an installment of Grand Theft Auto, as well as titles featuring characters from the Duke Nuken and Austin Powers series.
10/19/2000 Bryan Keers