Take-Two is open to releasing HD remakes or remasters of its back catalogue of titles, but will only do so if the resulting games are exciting to consumers, Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during last night’s year-end earnings call.
Remakes and remasters are “something that the labels will decide and talk about in due course,” said Zelnick. “Certainly, we wouldn’t rule it out, it will be largely an economic decision. We Wouldn’t do anything that’s not going to look great creatively.”
He continued: “You know that we’re a company that is not driven first and foremost by can we create revenue this way. We will be start by saying, will this be exciting to consumers, will they be happy with it, will it reflect well on our brands, will it reflect well on our company. And if the answer is yes, then it may well be a compelling opportunity. But if the answer is indifferent or no, then even if we have an opportunity to make few bucks, we probably would decline.”
Remastered editions of the BioShock games have been rumoured for a long time. Earlier this year an ESRB rating outed BioShock: The Collection for PS4, Xbox One and PC, to include all three BioShock games.
Source: Take-Two Q4 Earnings via Seeking Alpha