Take-Two Hints At Red Dead Redemption SequelAugust 6, 2013
Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick has heavily hinted that Red Dead Redemption may be franchise material.
The CEO for Red Dead Redemption’s publisher, Take-Two Interactive, has recently discussed the open world, action-adventure Western being a “permanent franchise”, hinting to a possible sequel for the game.
CEO Strauss Zelnick has explained that Take-Two does not see any of its franchises as one-offs, and that new chapters in game franchises are always encouraged, as long as they are of high quality.
“Our goal is to try to create permanent franchises,” he stated at Take-Two’s Q1 FY14 earnings results. “That’s the unique goal in the industry.” Zelnick mentioned Bioshock and Borderlands as other examples.
“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.”
Red Dead Redemption was most certainly a financial success, selling over 13 million copies within the first two years of its release. While Red Dead Redemption was a quasi-sequel itself, to the PlayStation 2 game Red Dead Revolver, up until now it’s been unclear as to whether it would become a lasting franchise like Grand Theft Auto.
What do you think? Would you like to see a sequel to John Marston’s Western adventure? Or do you think another iteration could only harm Red Dead Redemption’s legacy? Let us know in the comments below.
Via Video Gamer