Red Dead Redemption publisher Take-Two have given the biggest hint yet that a sequel to the critically acclaimed cowboy open-word title could be in the works.
Speaking during an investors call last night, CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that his company didn’t see any of the games they put out as one-offs, and specifically made mention of the Red Dead franchise in this regard.
“Our goal is to try to create permanent franchises,” said Zelnick.
“That’s the unique goal in the industry.Our competitors do not see it that way. Our competitors’ view is that our franchise will have a certain life, and at the end of that life, you move onto the next thing, so you better make hay while the sun shines. Our view is to the contrary. The best franchises are permanent franchises.
“Outside of our business you can look at James Bond, for example. And it’s been our goal not just to preserve and grow the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but also to build other franchises that we think can be permanent, whether that’s the Red Dead franchise or the Borderlands franchise or the BioShock franchise or others, Civilization, for example.”
Selling 13 million copies since going on sale two years ago, it’d be pretty mad for Take-Two to not be looking into squeezing another entry out of the much-loved series.
However, don’t expect to see the game land anytime soon – developers Rockstar have all their attentions focussed on the ever-nearing release of Grand Theft Auto V. Not that we’re complaining – it looks mighty good too.
We’ve had a long hard think about what we’d like to see from a Red Dead Redemption sequel. Click here to check out our mad-cap desires for the next-entry into the series.