The Casino update for Grand Theft Auto Online that rolled out at the end of July resulted in "record player engagement".
That's according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who told investors while reporting its financial results for the three months ending June 30th, that this latest content update brought in a record number of players.
"In terms of the new casino update, this has been our biggest ever for Grand Theft Auto Online, which is saying a lot," Zelnick said, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha.
"And what we’ve seen already is record player engagement in daily, weekly, and monthly active users with a lot of more content coming. So, it’s looking just fantastic. And of course, we’re up year-over-year in the quarter, which is great."
To date, more than 110m copies of Grand Theft Auto V have been shipped - as of May 2019 - with Take-Two saying that it reckons its results for Grand Theft Auto Online will grow over the coming fiscal year. For the 2017/2018 financial year, Grand Theft Auto V was behind 25.7 per cent of Take-Two's net revenue.
It's possible that future content for Grand Theft Auto Online may include The Lost and the Damned biker gang, last seen in 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV. Take-Two trademarked 'The Lost and Damned' earlier this year.