Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has hinted in no uncertain terms that it has no plans to put games like GTA 6 on PS Plus or Game Pass. At least not day one. During a recent earnings call, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said that subscription services are still a small business and there are other ways to support it.
GTA 6 PS Plus or Game Pass launch wouldn’t make financial sense
In response to an investor who quizzed him about the impact of services like Game Pass, Zelnick downplayed the idea and said that even with 25 million subscribers, Game Pass is too small a business for Take-Two to launch games on it. However, the company doesn’t mind supporting PS Plus and Game Pass by offering other catalog titles on them.
“We don’t make our frontline titles available day and date,” Zelnick said (transcribed by SeekingAlpa). “We’re thrilled to be in business with subscription services for our catalog titles at the appropriate time. We think that’s the right way to support subscription, and subscription is still a relatively small business.”
Zelnick went on to say that he’s not concerned about subscription services “cannibalizing” the traditional business of selling games at full price. If some recent AAA launches are any indication, this is certainly true at present.