Take-Two CEO confirms that more Red Dead Redemption games will be planned
Zelnick compares Grand Theft Auto to Red Dead Redemption to James Bond, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary with No Time to Die. These IPs should be a lasting franchise that gamers will enjoy for many years.
Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two CEO, stated that Red Dead Redemption will be an enduring franchise. Zelnick stated that “if it’s really, truly great, it will continue to” at the Jefferies Virtual Interactive Entertainment Conference (VGC).
In 2010, Read Dead Redemption was released and was described as an atmospheric adventure through the west in the final years of the American frontier. It received numerous game of year awards from various news outlets, including praises for its music, visuals, and storytelling. The game sold more than 5 million copies within its first week. It was a stunning piece of interactive art that is still regarded as one of the most important games for the seventh generation of consoles.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced in October 2016. This prequel was no surprise considering its financial and critical success. Red Dead Redemption 2 was also praised by everyone and firmly established Red Dead Redemption as Rockstar’s flagship franchise.
Red Dead Redemption 3: When will it be available?
Although the third installment of the series has not been officially announced, we can assume that more Red Dead Redemption games are in the pipeline right now. We might even see it released after the next Grand Theft Auto game.
Zelnick continues by saying that “there are very few entertainment franchises that fit into that category but they exist.” GTA, Red Dead and other franchises are among them. This is a bold statement, but it’s true given the success of both IPs. They have no financial reason to stop developing these games. They run the risk of losing the interest of the fans if they release too many installments and the quality of the games drops. This is what happened with Call of Duty.
There will be more Read Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto games over the next few years. These IPs have already been re-released, and ported to all kinds of streaming platforms. This shows that Rockstar believes in them. This includes the Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive edition recently released. It seems like there are many teething problems.