Red Dead Redemption 2 is possibly one of the most highly anticipated titles to release this Fall. When it comes to its potential success, fans have one question. Can the sequel to the most aspiring wild west title be as successful saleswise to Rockstar’s most popular video game, GTA V?
Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick has talked with Game Informer at E3 2018, letting them and the fans know as to whether or not Red Dead Redemption sales will reach the heights of GTA V. According to his statement, he thinks that the real challenge lies in whether or not fans will love their new game not if it will be as successful as another release. He pointed out:
“I don’t really feel that…look, Grand Theft Auto is the most profitable entertainment property of all time,” Zelnick explained. “That’s a pretty big statement. I don’t think the challenge for any one of our releases is if it’s as successful as another release. I think the challenge is, have we made something of which we’re incredibly proud? Have we made an experience that we think consumers are going to love and have a lot of fun with? I think the answer is hands-down yes with Red Dead and consumers seem to be eagerly anticipating it, so that’s good enough for me.
Other than that, Zelnick strongly believes that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a huge hit even though he can’t say to which extend this success will be:
“Do I think it’ll be a hit? Yes. Do I think it’ll be a huge hit? Yes. Do I know how huge of a hit it will be? I actually don’t, I mean I really don’t. I know the team has put their heart and soul into it and it shows.”
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world action adventure game in development at Rockstar Games and is scheduled to launch on October 26, 2018, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A PC version of the game is also expected although nothing is confirmed yet.