Take-Two, the company owner of 2K and Rockstar Games, seems to have a long relationship with Nintendo Switch. We say this because an important member of the company was excited by the new console in reaffirming that they will support it.
As part of its most recent financial report, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick commented: “We’re excited about Switch. We’re supporting Switch with NBA 2K18. We’ve said we’re supporting the platform. I’ve said over and over again that when Nintendo comes to market you never want to count them out.”
At the moment it is unknown how much support Nintendo Switch will receive from Take-Two and it is likely that many things depend on the success of the console at launch. However, for the moment the relationship between both looks solid and with comments like this, everything seems to point to things going on like this.
Recently, Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software, said it is possible that a version of Borderlands arrives on Switch, although he believes that the priority of Nintendo should not be taking titles like that franchise to their console.
“Nintendo tends to be at their best when they’re giving us their best experiences with their properties,” Pitchford said. “I think there might be some scenarios where if the Switch becomes a place where there’s a huge number of customers, and it doesn’t compromise the experience that we’re making–there could be a scenario where us or Take-Two and 2K decide to take the effort to make it happen,” he said.
In related information, in this financial report he noted that Take-Two have already distributed 75 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V, so the open world title continues to exceed their expectations. For this reason, we were not surprised to hear that the company is excited about the next project of Rockstar: Red Dead Redemption 2.
On the other hand, Nintendo Switch will be available from March 3 and will cost $299 USD.