2K’s missing new game will be announced later this month.
As part of its first quarter earnings for FY22, 2K Games parent company, Take-Two, has announced that it will be revealing a new franchise sometime this month.
Take-Two didn’t say which 2K Games studio will be making it, but it did say that it will be released this fiscal year, meaning at some point between now and the end of March 2022.
Fans have been guessing that this is the rumoured Marvel XCOM game from Firaxis, a project everyone expected to see at E3 or thereabouts, based on some of the reports. The game didn’t even get as much as a mention, so this could be the time 2K Games unveils it to the world.
Although Firaxis did ship the off-shoot Chimera Squad after XCOM 2 and its expansion wrapped up, that team has been quietly working on something new since then.
There’s also the possibility that 2K Games will unveil the new game from Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13, Codename Volt, which is said to be an action game with Saints Row and Lovecraftian influences. As for when we might see the new game; gamescom takes place later this August, and would make for a major enough stage. Unless 2K has bigger plans, of course, such as a dedicated reveal event.
Beyond this new franchise, Take-Two reiterated that Gearbox’s Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will launch during the fourth quarter of its FY, meaning the first quarter of calendar year 2022. Take-Two also has other unannounced new franchises in the works.