Rockstar, though they are more known for games like Grand Theft Auto, has other masterpieces that actually captured the attention of gamers worldwide. One of these is Red Dead Redemption, an open world western action-adventure video game that has sold 14 million copies since its release.
There are now rumors surrounding the speculations that RDR will be having a sequel. Perhaps the most obvious hints come from none other than Take-Two, the publishing company that has launched various Rockstar Games.
In the recent Cowen and Company analyst conference, Gamespot cited Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, who elaborated on the rumors.
"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," he said, suggesting that the hopes of continuing the RDR franchise could certainly happen.
The publishing head official further suggested that the company considers making "permanent franchises" a smart and more profitable move.
"Our goal is to try to create permanent franchises, 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," Zelnick said.
"Our view is to the contrary. The best franchises are permanent franchises. Outside of our business you can look at James Bond, for example," he added.
No further announcements from Rockstar San Diego or Take-Two regarding Red Dead Redemption 2 release dates have been released.