Take-Two Responds to Mafia 3 Review Scores and more

In addition to confirming that Grand Theft Auto V had shipped 70 million copies, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick also discussed Mafia III's review...
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    In addition to confirming that Grand Theft Auto V had shipped 70 million copies, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick also discussed Mafia III's review scores and remasters during an earnings call today.

    On the subject of Mafia III's review scores, Zelnick said scores were lower than what the company hoped for. But at the same time, he remarked that the title is selling very well, noting that it shipped 4.5 million copies in its first week to set a new record for 2K Games.

    "In terms of the reviews and scores, it was sort of an odd anomaly," Zelnick explained. "The scores were lower than we would have liked. But there are a lot of stellar reviews. I think the most prominent reviewers really loved it and recognized that what we're doing here, from the story, art, character, and excitement perspective is really unmatched in the marketplace. So I think we and our competitors are seeing some anomalies in the review system, but we take them as they are and we don't argue with it."

    Also during the call, an analyst asked Zelnick for his thoughts on possibly releasing more remasters. Is that something Take-Two would consider, following the launch of BioShock: The Collection?

    "Potentially yes," he replied. "Any time we have something that goes well or doesn't go well it definitely informs our decision making, but we don't have anything specific to announce... The good news is we have a rich trove of intellectual property and there are definitely more things that will be brought to the market in the future, but nothing that we would announce on today's call."

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. High School
    Only thing I dislike about the game coming from a person who loved the Mafia series, was the graphics felt downgraded, the story was very repetative and I wish it was like Mafia 2's story, as far as how the missions go, but other than that I love the game.
  2. EHEBrandon
    Don't release a buggy game then the reviews would have been higher. Despite it having a good story and very well voice acting and animations it had a lot of bugs and there isn't much to do gameplay wise in the open world so it feels empty.. Honestly this game wasn't ready to release yet. I think it needed another year of development and features.