Red Dead Redemption sequel likely in development according to rumors; Publisher Take-Two wants to make more “permanent” franchises
The highly acclaimed video game Red Dead Redemption, has sold 13 million copies as of today, Gamespot reported. It's also likely that the game will be getting a sequel, with some speculating that Red Dead Redemption 2 is already in the process, and fans of the game can expect it in the autumn, Motoring Crunch added.
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In the recent Cowen and Company analyst conference, Gamespot reports that the publisher of various Rockstar Games, Take-Two, compares Red Dead Redemption to video game franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Civilization and considers it as a "permanent" brand, says Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.
Zelnick also says that, "Customers want better, not more", and they are looking forward to releasing video games that have already established themselves slowly instead of releasing brand new IP annually.
Take-Two is also looking forward to launching Evolve and that they "would like to see us grow with a couple more great franchises in the next couple of games," says Zelnick.
Zelnick was also asked what will become of the Bioshock franchise, which they also publish since developer Irrational Games has disbanded. Zelnick says, "They haven't given it much thought," and "they are still giving it importance and are focusing on how they can expand the franchise more in terms of creativity and more."
Many video game websites are also expecting both Take-Two and Rockstar to announce something in next year's E3 and whether it'll be a sequel to Red Dead Redemption or a new IP, only time will tell.