Take Two Interactive Pledges Full Playstation 3 Support

Take Two Interactive, the publishing arm for 2K Games, 2K Sports, and Rockstar Games, today announced development is currently underway for 20 Playstation 3 titles.

Rockstar will be responsible for 7 of the 20, including next Fall’s ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ that will be released day-and-date on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The only other Rockstar game named is previously unveiled ‘L.A. Noire’ due in late 2007, along with a hint of sequels to existing franchises.

2K Sports is already off to a fast start on PS3 with ‘NBA 2K7’ and ‘NHL 2K7’ hitting stores now on the console’s launch date. Next up for the studio is ‘College Hoops 2K7’ in January, ‘Major League Baseball 2K7’ on or around the start of the baseball season, ‘The BIGS’ in the summer, ‘NBA 2K8’ and ‘NHL 2K8’ next winter, and additional titles based on proprietary brands and licensed and original franchises.

The only confirmed Playstation 3 game from 2K Games thus far is ‘The Darkness,’ expected in stores sometime this upcoming Spring or Summer.

“We applaud Sony for helping raise the bar in the next generation of gaming,” said Paul Eibeler, Take-Two’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “As the hardware transitions to the next generation, Take-Two is working hard to position itself to emerge as a leading next generation publisher, with our focus on delivering quality titles and harnessing technologies like Sony’s cell processors and blu-ray storage capacity, as well as its proprietary SIXAXIS™ wireless controller. We’re not asking gamers to wait until we can evolve into the technologies. From day-one, our development team will astonish gamers with the fullest, deepest and most entertaining titles on the market.”

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