Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive's CEO, has boasted about his own company's standing but believes the transition into the next-generation could be a struggle for other publishers.
During the Credit Suisse Technology Conference, Zelnick said that while his company has remained focused on quality games, the transition to a new generation of consoles will be cause for concern to many other publishers.
Polygon reports that Zelnick says the end of a console life is "bad for everyone," explaining that "third parties particularly limit their release schedules and begin to think about launching for the next generation."
The transition to a new generation of consoles has seen other publishers fall in the past, Zelnick said.
"Historically, in every transition that's occurred in this business, one or two third parties have gone out of business. Last time around it was Midway and a couple of others."
Zelnick has his own views on which publishers won't survive the transition, admitting that he hasn't "exactly been quiet about" it. Earlier this year, Zelnick stated that "THQ won't be around in six months."
The chief executive explains that for Take-Two to succeed it asks itself, "how do we make sure we're not on the list of casualties. And that, to the contrary, we're on the list of winners?"
According to Zelnick, several key components are required for success, such as strong IP, technology and a sound financial footing.