During an investor’s meeting on June 30th, 2013, Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two Interactive — and by extension, CEO of their subsidiary Rockstar Games — Strauss Zelnick, had the following to say about many Take Two titles and possibilities of future installments:
“Our goal is to try to create permanent franchises.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.” — Strauss Zelnick
(Quote pulled from a report on Tech Digest by Gerald Lynch)
A similar opinion is held by Tony Key of Ubisoft. Personally, I’m not opposed to the idea of another installment in the Red Dead series. I enjoyed both Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption. But, for anyone who’s played those games, you realize that they’re not really connected. Red Dead Redemption is a “spiritual successor” to Red Dead Revolver, but it’s not a sequel. Both Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption had definitive endings, and there’s not real room for sequel. So, I wouldn’t want to see a direct sequel to Red Dead Redemption, but another spiritual successor in the franchise would be nice.
That’s just my opinion. I’m sure there are those who feel differently. Tell us if you agree, or disagree. Would you like to see another Red Dead game? I now give you permission to comment below.
Source: Tech Digest