Hi guys, James again with news about a possible sequel to the Red Dead series, although we have no information about the actual story or character line we have a few reasons to believe there will be a sequel to the game, for example, Red Dead Redemption sold 13 million copies – Enough motivation to make a sequel I’m sure, as well as the endless mail that Rockstar are receiving in order to make another installment, but all of these possibilities and skeptical thoughts are belittled by Take-Twos CEO Strauss Zelnick saying this week at the Cowen and Company analyst conference, Zelnick described the Red Dead brand as a”Permanent franchise that can sit alongside the likes of Grand Theft Auto and Borderlands”
Zelnick’s comments came as part of a response to a question about why Take-Two takes a “selective” approach to releasing games rather than flooding the market with new games.
“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,” Zelnick said. “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.”
For those of you that don’t know, the Red Dead series is an Old west version of GTA, it started with the debut of “Red Dead Revolver” and so far it only has one loosely based sequel of Red Dead Redemption, as well as Redemption’s “Undead Nightmare” DLC. But with any luck, we’ll get another installment soon, and with another major graphics boost hopefully. For example, take a look at the transition between Revolver and Redemptions graphics:
Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed knowing that a new sequel to a great game could be coming to a console or computer near you some time in the future.
Thanks for reading