Strauss Zelnick is highly hopeful of Rockstar‘s next game.
Take-Two‘s latest financial earnings call mentioned multiple things, such as LA Noire: The VR Case Files (which we wrote about yesterday), or Red Dead Redemption 2. Zelnick, Take-Two’s CEO said the following about the game (and Grand Theft Auto Online):
„About your question on Red Dead, though I have a strong point of view, which is look, entertainment competes with every activity and no activity, and to the extent that we are competitive, we compete with all of our titles and everyone else’s titles too. So, I don’t think the launch of any new title specifically has a direct effect on an existing title any more than someone else launching a competitive title would affect for example how one of our titles is doing. If we have something great in the market and we continue to support it with great content, people will continue to show up. That’s historically the case, and certainly, that’s our aim. So, we think Red Dead stands alone. Naturally, we’re incredibly excited. I think the whole market is. And, but it will stand alone and succeed on its own merits.”
Just don’t go overboard with the microtransactions – in their financial report, there’s something we’d like to quote. „Recurrent consumer spending”. Something that Grand Theft Auto Online has, and something that Red Dead Redemption 2’s online portion will also contain.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch next Spring on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.