After years apparently in development hell, Ghost Story Games appears to finally be ready to show us more of its mysterious FPS, Judas. We got our first real look at the next game from BioShock creator Ken Levine at The Game Awards last December, and according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, we’ll get to actually play it for ourselves…sometime before the end of March of 2025.
This comes from Take-Two’s quarterly earnings report, which outlines that it has 87 total games planned for release between fiscal 2023 (the fiscal year we’re in now, which concludes at the end of March) and fiscal 2025 (which ends at the end of March 2025). Speaking to IGN ahead of the earnings release, I asked Zelnick if Judas was included in that 87 number, and he said yes.
That said, delays happen all the time, 2025 is far away, and delays have been especially prevalent across AAA game development in recent years. I followed up by asking Zelnick if he anticipated significant delays to impact that promise of 87 games, and while he acknowledged some delays were always possible, he seemed confident in the plan Take-Two is putting out to its investors.
“We did have some slippage in the last few years,” he said. “We feel really stable right now. I feel great about our upcoming schedule. Of course there’s always the possibility of some slippage but the teams seem to be functioning really well and I’m optimistic about delivering great titles to the marketplace on an ongoing basis.”
In the same conversation, Zelnick clarified the possibility of layoffs at the publisher in the coming months, saying that while some jobs may be lost, he expects the impact to be “modest.” He also discussed the GTA 6 leaks from late last year and their emotional impact on the team.
As for Judas, we got our first true look at Ken Levine and Ghost Story’s upcoming project at The Game Awards last year. We know that it’s a single-player, narrative first-person shooter that’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.