WWE 2K18 and NBA 2K18 Give Take Two a Quieter Year

By Rebecca Smith,
A couple of weeks ago, publisher EA confirmed their release schedule for the next 12 months. In total the publisher revealed seven titles that will be vying for players' attention, as well as new content for current titles. This week it's the turn of Take Two, but their proposed FY18 schedule is much, much quieter. Even Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, described their FY18 outlook as "an unusually light release slate" with just two new titles to anticipate.

The first new title to be released will be 2K's NBA 2K18. With Early Access beginning on September 15th, the title will be releasing to all on September 19th in North America, with the game assumed to be arriving later that week for PAL regions.

The second title is the newly announced but not in the slightest bit surprising WWE 2K18. The platforms for this title are yet to be confirmed — while Playstation 4 is a certainty, will the franchise continue to appear on the Playstation 3? The title will be releasing this Fall and we're sure to get more details soon.

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Aside from these two games, there will be the two remaining DLC expansions for Mafia III. The game's second piece of content, "Stones Unturned" will be arriving next week on May 30th. The third piece of content, "Sign of the Times", is currently pencilled in for a summer release. Players will also continue to see new updates and content for the online portion of Grand Theft Auto V.

Meanwhile, FY19 will begin with a large AAA title and the only other new game to be named in the report: Red Dead Redemption 2. Recently delayed to a spring 2018 window, Rockstar's western epic should kick off the year in style.

Finally, Zelnick also teased "a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises". This is believed to be the new Borderlands title that has been in development for a couple of years. The game was initially revealed in January 2015 by Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford when the company was recruiting for people to join the team for "the big one". Scott Kester is the art director for the title, having previously fulfilled that role for Borderlands 2 and Battleborn. Mikey Neumann, who wrote Borderlands and the mainline Brothers In Arms titles, will also be writing the new game. No other details are known at this time, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear more!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.