Rockstar working on five separate projects - Analyst

E3 2012: Michael Pachter E3 wrap-up note to investors says Grand Theft Auto label has a handful of unannounced projects in the works, GTAV release date reveal "virtually certain" to hit by November.

LOS ANGELES--Rockstar Games may not have any titles at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, but the Take-Two label is hard at work on a full slate of games. According to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, five Rockstar studio locations are currently working on their own discrete projects.

Grand Theft Auto V is just one of five different projects Rockstar developers are working on.

Pachter reported the tidbit in a note to investors recapping his E3 experience, in particular meetings with publishing executives. The Rockstar information came from Pachter's Take-Two management recap. Given the publisher's revenue expectations from Rockstar, Pachter said at least one of these Rockstar projects is certain to launch by the March 2013 end of Take-Two's fiscal year.

Pachter believes one of the Rockstar Games due this fiscal year is the label's only currently announced but unreleased project, Grand Theft Auto V. Given the game's absence at E3 this year, Pachter said a pre-holiday release this year is "less likely." However, he said retailers would likely be told of its launch three to four months in advance, "suggesting that a GTA release date announcement is virtually certain to occur by November."

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dvs7
dvs7

i hate rockstar

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

i would love rockstar to do a survival horror game

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

ziproy  are u for real man maxpayne 3 is bloody fantastic i love it great game  rockstar rocks

matob27
matob27

We need a new WARRIORS!

 

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

where the freak is agent, and a sequel to bully 2...

brok
brok

I'm tempted to fall back on my old 'bring out GTA London '69 already'- but if it is anything, and I do mean ANYTHING like the godawful GTA IV then I'd rather they never went back to it. Bully 2 would be nice, but again- if the handling is anything like GTAIV, then it's a stone better left unturned.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

I mean a prequel to John Marston's story. Well aware that red dead revolver was the first game in the series as i own it and really enjoy it as well.

John_Read
John_Read

i hope all are next gen including GTA 5 

current gen hardware not good for open world games

 

ziproy
ziproy

Max Payne sucked hard so I'm not expecting too much from Rockstar anymore. Just the same life-less open world games they've been making for 10 years

user_pt
user_pt

lol Gamespot, still using that Pachter moron as a source

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Yea i'm callin gta v, bully 2, midnight club sequel, agent, and a red dead...prequel.

KEK540
KEK540

Agent is an announced but unreleased title GTA V isn't the only one, though you're probably right it's probably GTA considering we have a trailer out already

ObiWan86
ObiWan86

good, can they just focus on GTA V first? :|

then the other 4 projects afterwards...

gtagaza
gtagaza

YO! YO! YO! big gta fan yo idc what  e3 say i say gta5 is coming in october

doolindesperado
doolindesperado

Maybe another Max Payne maybe?  That would be awesome.

Wolfandstein
Wolfandstein

I just want Bully 2 R* . Just one sequel for the high school gamer

digi-demon
digi-demon

Yeah - GTAV on X360, GTAV on PS3, GTAV on Vita, GTAV on 3DS and GTAV on PC :P 

stefan_931
stefan_931

hoping for a Red dead 3 and a new L.A Noire!

firehawk998
firehawk998

After playing Risen Dark Waters and getting disappointed by it. I got an idea what if Rockstar made a pirate game similar to Risen. It could have a large map filled with random ecounters, ports as for shopping etc, uncharted islands to find treasure,etc,etc. The team that did Red Dead Redemption could do this game.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Manhunt 3 and Red Dead 3 are at the top of my wishlist.

migelpsp
migelpsp

so, the new trialers will be come out by november right !

and the game by march of 2013 right !

Dark_Arcitekt
Dark_Arcitekt

Here we go with the "Patcher says this and that" crap again.Get off his sack GS!

VarietyMage
VarietyMage

Well, that was a story making news....with no news to make.  Meh.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Red Dead

Agent

Grand Theft Auto 5

Bully 2

Grand Theft Auto Vita

 

That's what I'm predicting anyway..

 

All I'm after is some more news on Agent!!  Ruddy blumin game doing the disappearing act!!!!

RedReckoning
RedReckoning

New Ip? Lately everything Rockstar has put out has been golden. I'd love to see a new franchise in the works rather than the spewing of sequels.

pszone
pszone

5 projects mmmm Bully 2 , Red Dead 3 , Agent, i dont think max pynce 4 because they finsish with the series i think . GTA6 . But i think as well working some titles for pspvita.

Gatorblade83
Gatorblade83

All I can say is that one of those 5 projects better be Bully 2 once and for all I've been waiting and waiting for a sequel and its time for one now

lilflex1
lilflex1

even though its late i just downloaded gta iv: l&d so i wont get rusty in case this "does come out this year"

ToyoGrip
ToyoGrip

 @user_pt Ye man, it's really annoying. This guys like Patcher do nothing but scratching their balls all day and think of a month of when GTA V will it the shelfs and gets a salary of probably 3000$.

 

digi-demon
digi-demon

 @mrklorox Wish Frontier could resurrect 'The Insider' - remember the previews a few years back - that game sounded really interesting.

kohle36
kohle36

 @firehawk998 LOL about a week ago I jsent Rockstar SanDiego a "mouthoff" on their site asking them to do that exact thing. The caribbean lends itself perfectly to rockstar-style open world games. Think about it - you've got seedy port towns, lush islands, spanish forts and colonial cities, swampy bayous, jungle-covered mayan temples - it's all there. Throw in some solid ship-to-ship combat, and make sailing and boarding other ships fun (I mean, who doesn't want to rope swing into another ships rigging?), and you've got a masterpiece waiting to happen.

The pirate era caribbean is also a literal gold mine for historical inspiration for story lines and characters. I mean, take your pick, but I've always thought that Henry Morgan's raid on Maracaibo would make a kickass intro sequence - it's like history went out of it's way to craft a sequence of video game events

ToyoGrip
ToyoGrip

 @migelpsp No, this Patcher is probably thinking about telling Gamespot , that first the game comes out in November and the Trailers in March 2013....

 

mrklorox
mrklorox

 @warhawk-geeby It's "doing the disappearing act" because it's a Rockstar North title, who is also the proper GTA studio. If they could only focus their A-team(s) on one of those games, it would be GTA5. After that comes out, we'll probably hear something about Agent, if at all.

doolindesperado
doolindesperado

 @TheEpicWAWfan I know.  But it is just wishful thinking.  I just hope if do another one, we don't have to wait eight years.  But if it ends here, I'm happy with Max Payne 3.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

 @mastergundam 

And although assets (and by that I assume technical) were reportedly sold to KMM Studios, Rockstar retains possession of the intellectual property rights.

CyberLips
CyberLips

 @nomation29  @x-2tha-z  Is he talking about Red Dead Redemption? If he is i think he said 3 because Red Dead Revolver was kind of the first Red Dead game :S