Speculation continues to grow of a Red Dead Redemption sequel after the Take-Two Interactive CEO said the series would be a “permanent” franchise.
Straus Zelnick was recently asked during the Cowen and Company analyst conference why Take-Two is “selective” when it comes to releasing their titles.
He said (via Gamespot) the risk of releasing more titles would be the company would have too many titles to release and wasn’t what consumers wanted.
“So our selective approach, which we’ve taken since , I think has paid off,” said Zelnick.
“Now, we have gotten more by taking that approach; we’ve launched one new successful franchise every year and I would like to keep doing that particularly because I talk about permanent franchises, but not everything is going to be a permanent franchise.
“… it seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise,” said Zelnick as long as they continued to deliver incredible quality, much like GTA.
Previously, Zelnick said that Rockstar is currently working on something for next-gen consoles and will be released before March 31st, 2015.
Back in January, a research firm said a sequel to the 2010 Game of the Year title could possibly be released in 2014.