Take-Two has today reported its earnings for its most recent quarter, which showed profits that exceeded expectations because of the record success of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Take-Two also mentioned some of its big upcoming projects during its conference call on earnings.
For its 2003 fiscal year, which ends in October, Take Two expects to release a number of PC products, including a PC version of Vice City, Railroad Tycoon III, Serious Sam 2, and Hidden & Dangerous 2. As for console releases, the publisher plans to ship PS2 and Xbox versions of Mafia, The Great Escape, and Manhunt, among others.
For its 2004 calendar, starting next November, Take Two confirmed a few more big sequels, notably Max Payne 2, a new Grand Theft Auto game, and a State of Emergency sequel. The publisher wouldn't say if any of these were planned to ship before the holiday season next year.
Take-Two also publishes 3D Realms games but declined to specify when Duke Nukem Forever might be released. However, the publisher did say that it would announce a date at least 90 days before the game ships and it confirmed that the franchise will be released for consoles as well as for the PC.