Red Dead Redemption 2 received’t be out on PC on day one, however with or with no third platform it’s going to promote a hell of a number of copies. Take a have a look at October’s launch calendar, and also you’ll discover that different publishers are giving Rockstar’s cowboy epic a large berth, with video games as huge as Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed scooting far sooner than regular.
Everyone’s a little bit petrified of popping out too near Red Dead, and Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says “We’re running scared too. I think a healthy degree of paranoia and insecurity about releases is probably a good thing. I’m fond of saying that arrogance is the enemy of continued success.”
Someday Red Dead Redemption 2 can be on our record of upcoming PC games. (Probably.)
October’s Red Dead Redemption 2 release date follows the spectacular earnings of Grand Theft Auto V – by some metrics now thought-about probably the most worthwhile leisure product of all time – so Take-Two has loads of motive to be excited concerning the recreation the corporate’s about to publish. Still, GTA5 would possibly current some overly lofty expectations.
“It’s hard to expect anything to perform as well as the most profitable entertainment product of all time,” Zelnick tells GamesIndustry.biz. “I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation. Our hope, and also belief, is that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be an extraordinary creative product and that it will do incredibly well. Beyond that I can’t say – I don’t think anyone can say. We have to release it and see what consumers think.”
You know what would possibly assist these gross sales? Perhaps a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. GTA5 remains to be excessive on the Steam charts, and I’m certain a few of these gamers are keen to maneuver on – and sure, clearly each Take-Two and Rockstar understand it. But they’re nonetheless going to do wonderful with only a console launch, and an additional wait simply means demand for the PC version can be a lot better.