Take-Two Interactive wholly owns both 2k Games and Rockstar Games, so both Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V will be published under the banner. GamesIndustryBiz report that analysts believe that the Bioshock Infinite delay could be a strategic one by the gaming giant.
Analyst believe that the Bioshock delay could be to pave the way for the release of Grand Theft Auto V. Irrational Games’ Ken Levine has claimed that the studio needs more time, but analysts think Take-Two has moved things around for the October release window to be dominated by the highly anticipated Rockstar blockbuster, and so to spread out the publishers revenue to the next quarter.
Wedbush’s gaming analyst Michael Pachter:
“We speculate that once Rockstar Games notified Take-Two that GTA V would be ready by October, Take-Two gave Irrational Games the option to spend more time fine-tuning BioShock Infinite.”
Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter:
“We don’t think that this is a coordinated move by the development teams, but we acknowledge the possibility. If GTA V does not hit the shelves for the December quarter, we think it will be unlikely to see both games launched in the March quarter.”