Red Dead Redemption 2 “Will Stand Alone and Succeed on Its Own Merits”, Take-Two’s CEO Insists

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Publisher Take Two Interactive has high hopes for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 and believes the game will succeed on its own merits.

That is what Take-Two Interactive’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, stated during the publisher’s Q2 earnings call with investors when asked about the success of GTA Online and the upcoming launch of RDR2.

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“With regard to your question on Red Dead, though I have a strong point of view, which is look, entertainment competes with every activity and no activity”, Zelnick said. “And to the extent that we are competitive, we compete with all of our own titles and everyone else's titles too. So, I don't think the launch of any new title specifically has a direct effect on an existing title any more than someone else launching a competitive title would affect for example how one of our titles is doing. If we have something great in the market and we continue to support it with great content, people will continue to show up. That's historically the case and certainly that's our aim. So, we think Red Dead stands alone. Naturally we're incredibly excited. I think the whole market is. And, but it will stand alone and succeed on its own merits.”

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled for a release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year. The sequel to the original Red Dead was announced back in October of last year. "With Red Dead Redemption 2, the team is working hard to push forward our vision for interactive entertainment in a truly living world," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games.  "We hope to deliver players an epic experience that builds upon everything we've learned making games."

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