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Red Redemption is a “permenant franchise,” expect a sequel

Thursday, 29th May 2014 23:07 GMT By Catherine Cai

Red Dead Redemption fans have been calling for a PC port and another entry into the series. Unfortunately, Take-Two and Rockstar have yet to deliver on either front, but some recent comments from Take-Two’s CEO make at least the latter seem like a possibility.

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At the Cowen and Company Analyst conference, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke about the company’s strategy of being very selective about what games it releases, unlike many of its publishing competitors, which flood the market with all sorts of content in hopes of hitting every demographic.

“The risk of just [releasing more games] is that you end up just bulking up your release schedule and that isn’t really what consumers want. Consumers want better, not more,” stated the CEO. “So our selective approach, which we’ve taken since ’07 I think has paid off. Now, we have gotten more by taking that approach; we’ve launched one new successful franchise every year and I would like to keep doing that particularly because I talk about permanent franchises, but not everything is going to be a permanent franchise. Some of our great franchises eventually will lose their luster and some will hopefully be permanent.”

Zelnick pointed to Borderlands, Grand Theft Auto, and–you ¬†guessed it–Red Dead as permanent franchises.

“I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent. It’s obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise, again with the same caveat, or Borderlands, for example, and NBA and others,” stated Zelnick.

It’s interesting that Zelnick chose to point out Red Dead as a permanent franchise. Though Rockstar has been very quiet on the Red Dead property, it’s comments like this from the CEO, and Red Dead Redemption’s amazing sales figures, that prove that a sequel is coming.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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13 Comments

  1. silverstorm

    FUCK YEEAAAAH!!!

    #1 5 months ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    There was really any doubt of this?, really?, if red dead revolver that was a good game, with some flaws but good, really got the chance to became red dear redemption monster, with its great quality and good numbers, it was a very sure thing.
    And Iam quite happy to be honest, great series i wonder if the evolution of the series will be as big as with revolver to redemption was. Crossing Fingers.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    There was really any doubt of this?, really?, if red dead revolver that was a good game, with some flaws but good, really got the chance to became red dead redemption monster, with its great quality and good numbers, it was a very sure thing.
    And Iam quite happy to be honest, great series i wonder if the evolution of the series will be as big as with revolver to redemption was. Crossing Fingers.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    In other words…the 2015 Rockstar game clearly will be Red Dead 3! :)

    #4 5 months ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    Sorry guys for the double post… like britney spears, ooppps i did it again… i play with double posts…. i lost in the writing…. and so forth.

    #5 5 months ago
  6. gomersoul

    This is good news, but when can we expect gta on ps4? Or for the pc guys for that matter?

    #6 5 months ago
  7. fihar

    *sigh*
    Still no mention of L.A. Noire.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. FreeZZa

    If a new Red Dead will be announced at E3, my head will explode. I absolutely adore Red Dead Redemption, my personal game of the generation. Pretty much love every little thing about that game. Please Rockstar, make it happen!

    #8 5 months ago
  9. loki

    Red Dead Redemption fans have been calling for a PC port? WTF What a bullshit? People are waiting PC port not a fans, they are full of morons

    #9 5 months ago
  10. Legendaryboss

    @fihar That game sold extremely well, but who knows if the original team want to develop a sequel, last I heard they were working on a whore of the orient game. Anyway Take Two says LA Noire is an “important franchise” and that a sequel is a “possibility.”

    #10 5 months ago
  11. Rockstar Vienna

    @FreeZZa

    Totally agree! Also my GOTG.

    #11 5 months ago
  12. unknown_gamer

    I hate the fact that they are still ignoring the majority of people who keep begging for a PC port
    If that’s the case , then you wont expect GTA 5 coming to PC like EVER

    #12 5 months ago
  13. Yogosan

    Current gen PCs are simply not capable of running games like Re Dead or GTA. 3rd person shooters are so much better played with PS3 and Xbox controllers, it;s just better to play them on console.

    Sorry, I’ve always wanted to know how that feels.

    #13 5 months ago

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