Take-Two: Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Not Compete With GTA V
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the only project coming from Rockstar Games following the hugely successful GTA V. GTA online has been very popular among the gaming community and has been going strong even few years after the game’s launch which might cause problem for Take-Two as both games might compete with one another, however, according to Take-Two, that won’t happen.
In the recent earning call for the company, Take-Two expressed its confidence that Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA V will not be competing with one another or cannibalize each other’s sales. When asked if Red Dead Redemption 2 might slow down the revenue stream from GTA V, CEO Strauss Zelnick clarified that the company doesn’t see these games as competitors but, the market is big enough for both.
We’re really looking forward to the release of Read Dead Redemption 2; we’re really excited and enthusiastic, of course,” he continued. “We don’t think that has anything to do at all with how Grand Theft Auto [V] and Grand Theft Auto Online will perform.
In related news, the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 has been only confirmed for the current gen consoles and PC gamers are waiting for Rockstar Games to announce the game for PC.
However, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two thinks PC market is a core market but, won’t say if the game will come to PC or not.
Originally RDR2 was supposed to launch this fall but, Rockstar delayed the game. While fans of the franchise are not happy about it but EA sees the delay as an opportunity for itself and other publishers.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world western action adventure game in development at Rockstar Games and is scheduled to launch in early 2018. The game is a console exclusive, however, according to a leak, we might see a PC port of the game.