The assumption I’ve always made is this: as games and technology becomes more advanced, production costs rise. PlayStation 3 games cost more to produce than PlayStation 2 games. And PlayStation 2 games cost more to make than, say, Nintendo 64 games. But Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick doesn’t expect to see production costs rise when the next generation of consoles are released, he believes it might make things a little easier.
“We don’t have a ramp up of operating expenses for next generation,” said Zelnick, at a recent Take-Two earnings call. “Do we believe that titles will be a whole lot more expensive to make for next-gen? The answer is we do not.”