For Rockstar Games and publisher Take-Two, Grand Theft Auto V really is the financial gift that just keeps on giving.
In the four and a half years following its initial release in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has sold in excess of 90 million copies worldwide and continues to turn a big profit thanks to GTA Online‘s lucrative microtransactions.
That’s according to publisher Take-Two who revealed during its earnings call last night that both GTA Online and NBA 2K18 have established new records for “recurrent consumer spending” thanks to digital sales for microtransactions, DLC and subscriptions for both titles.
With no single-player content to speak of following its initial release on Xbox 360 and PS3 back in 2013 before various re-releases and a port to PC in 2015, Rockstar has continued to support the online world of Grand Theft Auto greatly with free expansions arriving in the colourful city of Los Santos in the shape of the recently released Doomsday Heist and past expansions, Ill-Gotten Gains Part I and II and The Business Update.
In related news, Take-Two also confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2, which will now launch at the later than expected date of October 26th for Xbox One and PS4, will not suffer any further delays before going on to tease the possible existence of Borderlands 3 by stating that a “highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises,” was still in the works.