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.