While the publisher has previously confirmed that the "next instalment" of Watch Dogs will release before the end of March 2017, it has yet to announce the game's name or reveal the first information.A release has previously been rumoured for 2016, however, possibly during the slot left by the absence of a new Assassin's Creed game this October/November, with the game reportedly to be set in San Francisco.
"Rumoured new console launches" seem imminent, GameStop COO Tony Bartel has said at the retailer's Investor Day Briefings."Although we have not modelled extensive growth for new innovation in this presentation, we are very pleased to see the introduction of technology like virtual reality and rumoured new console launches, some of which seem imminent," Bartel said.
This entry into game publishing is the latest expansion beyond the sale of games for GameStop.If you go back and look at the top indie games from the last few years, there are some $10 million, $20 million, and $30 million titles out there.
Looks like Ratchet and Clank may have a new home
GameStop's expanding, but not in the way you might think.Instead of adding new stores or launching its own amiibo line, GameStop is getting into the publishing business.
The news has already had a big impact, prompting a decline in Gamestop stock in the double digits.According to CNBC, Gamestop saw a decline in hardware sales of 29.
This news all came after the reveal of their Q4 2016 fiscal year results that were released alongside an earnings conference call which talked about the future as well, including some interesting mention of the Xbox Scorpio.Used systems and games are obviously the focus for GameStop, but they also sell a lot of new products as well.
It was also said some would be retailer exclusives and two of them have been revealed as exclusive to GameStop, which are both now available for pre-order.It was then announced today that GameStop would be getting the Cloud Player 2 amiibo, which is based on his Advent Children look.