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Take-Two CEO says Red Dead Redemption is a franchise, like he has been for years

zakislam

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http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/r...e-two_ceo_hints_at_red_dead_redemption_2.html

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has dropped the greatest hint yet that a sequel to 2010 open-world hit Red Dead Redemption could be in the works.

Speaking during Take-Two's Q1 FY14 earnings results last night, Zelnick stated that the publisher's goal is "to try to create permanent franchises", before referencing BioShock, Borderlands and Red Dead.

"Our goal is to try to create permanent franchises," said Zelnick, "that's the unique goal in the industry.

"Our competitors do not see it that way. Our competitors' view is that our franchise will have a certain life, and at the end of that life, you move onto the next thing, so you better make hay while the sun shines. Our view is to the contrary. The best franchises are permanent franchises.

"Outside of our business you can look at James Bond, for example. And it's been our goal not just to preserve and grow the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but also to build other franchises that we think can be permanent, whether that's the Red Dead franchise or the Borderlands franchise or the BioShock franchise or others, Civilization, for example."

Take-Two, which owns Rockstar Games, has yet to announce a sequel to Red Dead Redemption, but previous comments from Rockstar have suggested a sequel may be in development.

Back in July last year, Rockstar asked fans to "stay tuned for further announcements about the future of the Red Dead series".

Red Dead Redemption sold 13 million copies within the first two years of release. Take-Two announced last night that BioShock Infinite and Borderlands 2 had each sold 4 million and 7 million units respectively.
 

twobear

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RDR2 with the tech improvements and scope of GTAV on Xbone and PS4.

 

Vice

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I enjoy Take-Two's perspective on AAA development. Blockbusters don't seem so special when there's a new one every year. I wonder if it's more sustainable than Activision's or EA's take.
 

Jay Sosa

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Oh shit they're really making a sequel of one of the most successful games last gen?

who would have expected that?
 

Sendou

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I thought Red Dead Redemption 2 was a pretty no brainer at this stage. Can't wait to see what they'll be able to do with that game though. I wouldn't mind a PC release either.
 

Into

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The first sold really well, so i am expecting RDR2

I hope this is their next project
 
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Sorry but Bully 2 comes first, then we can talk about Red Dead Redemption 2.

I agree with this. I'd much rather see a new Bully game first.

Red Dead Redemption sold 13 million copies within the first two years of release.

Holy shit, that is amazing for what was basically a new IP. It might take R*'s typical five years, but I think a sequel is inevitable with sales figures like that.
 

Krusenstern

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Honestly I'd rather they didn't port it if it's gonna be as shitty of a job as GTA IV was

What was the reason the never ported it anyway ?

We do know that, yes, there is just one title absent from our PC release plans – that game of course being Red Dead Redemption, and of course we're well aware that some fans have been asking for it. All we can say is that whenever it is viable (technically, developmentally and business-wise) for us to release a game for PC (or any other particular platform) – we will and we usually do; unfortunately, that is just not the case 100% of the time for all platforms.

That's all they said about it.