Rockstar Games, the studio behind the likes of the Grand Theft Auto series and hits like Red Dead Redemption, have today announced that they're working on a next gen game that'll launch by the end of March next year. The statement came from publisher Take Two Interactive's CEO Strauss Zelnick on a call about the company's end of year financial reports, where he added that he was "very excited about what Rockstart Games has in store for next-gen systems."
Rockstar is a notoriously secretive studio, so it's highly unlikely that any information will leak about this new project before they want it to, but that hasn't stopped the speculation from kicking off in right style. The first, and most obvious, suggestion is that the studio is working on a next gen port of the best selling Grand Theft Auto V, and that's almost definitely the case, but it's unlikely that this is the title mentioned by Zelnick.
If it's going to be a sequel of some sort, that means consideration needs to be given to a follow up to the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Bully, Midnight Club, Max Payne and L.A. Noire - with Western shooter RDR being the most likely candidate for an impressive next gen successor.
It's also possible, of course, that the studio is working on a brand new IP - something that doesn't bear the weight of a successful predecessor on its shoulders, and that can make its own mark on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
If and when we hear anything we'll let you know, but we wouldn't be holding our breath for news on this front just yet... and Rockstart doesn't traditionally bother with E3, so you can probably rule out an early showing next month in LA.