“Red Dead Redemption 2” will bring an online component that may keep the title alive for years to come. Due to the huge success of “GTA 5 Online” this part of the Western-Shooter is likely to be quite important. Take Two also emphasized that Rockstar Games has changed since “GTA 5 Online”.
The “Grand Theft Auto 5”, which was released several years ago, still pours ample money into the coffers of Rockstar Games and Take Two. Not only the pure sales of more than 80 million copies, but also the online part with the many possibilities to buy, ensure a lot of sales. In return, the users of “GTA 5 Online” are given weekly special events.
As we reported yesterday, Take Two does not believe that “Red Dead Redemption 2” is approaching the unusually high sales figures of “GTA 5”. Nevertheless, the company believes in a huge success. A comprehensive online component, which was not yet presented in detail, but which could be oriented on the counterpart of “GTA 5”, should be helpful.
According to the take-two CEO Strauss Zelnick, the activities of Rockstar Games have changed since the success of “GTA 5 Online”. The past few years have shown this. While the campaign of the blockbuster took a back seat, the developers focused on new content for the online part.
This suggests that the online part of “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be larger than previously expected. At the predecessor, this was rather a nice addition to the spectacular single-player fun. “Of course we know what Rockstar is doing,” says Zelnick. “And the things they do have been changed by GTA 5 Online.”