According to chairman Strauss Zelnick, high among Take-Two’s current priorities is to turn a profit in a non-GTA year. Speaking in a business piece with the LA Times, Zelnick said he believes it’s a possibility for the company, but that it needs to “get bigger”.
“We have a worldwide distribution and publishing footprint, and in a GTA year that cost basis is fine, but in a non-GTA year it’s too high,” he said. “We need to get bigger.”
Perhaps that rumored BioShock MMO can be of assistance?
“The barometer is when we are profitable in a non-GTA year,” he added. “I think we can get there. I certainly aspire to it.”
As a means to reach that point, Zelnick hopes to begin releasing titles in “a somewhat more orderly fashion” while still staying clear of annual sequels.
“We’ll stop short of a strictly annual schedule, however, because I think that is the enemy of pushing the envelope creatively.”