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Take-Two: Red Dead Redemption 2 Won’t Be As Successful As GTA V

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the upcoming game from Rockstar Games and fans are quite excited about it. However, fans were not thrilled with Rockstar delaying the game but, according to Ubisoft, the delay is a positive thing for them. While fans have high expectation from the game but, publisher Take-Two does not.

Speaking with GameIndustry, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed that the company does not expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to be on the same level as GTA V. He added that it is unlikely that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be able to achieve the success of GTA V.

What the team is doing is trying to make the best possible game they can, and if they succeed… Look, the reason, in my opinion, why GTA V has sold 80m units, and GTA Online had another record year 3-and-a-half years since its release, is because it stands alone in the generation.

In every prior generation, there have been other titles that have clustered around GTA from a quality point-of-view. That’s clearly not the case now. If you are over 17 and you have a new generation console, you have GTA. Otherwise we wouldn’t have shipped 80m units. Can any other title achieve that? It seems unlikely. Do we have incredibly high hopes for Red Dead? We do. But we are not putting it in the context of GTA.

While the game has been delayed but, according to Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick, the release date does not matter for Red Dead Redemption 2.

“For a title like this, I don’t think the launch window really matters” when asked about the game’s potential summer 2018 release. He added that Red Dead Redemption launched in May 2010 and was “extraordinarily successful”.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world western action adventure game in development at Rockstar Games and is scheduled to launch in fall 2017. The game is a console exclusive, however, according to a leak, we might see a PC port of the game.

Source: GameIndustry