Industry Insider, Shinobi602 strikes again and this time around revealed details regarding Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption series. Shinobi confirmed that the next instalment in Red Dead series is already in development, however announcement at E3 2014 is not expected given the track record of Rockstar Games with the event.
When asked: “Have you heard anything on if a new Red Dead game is in the works, at all? Shinobi replied: “Yes there is.”
Regarding announcement at E3 2014, Shinobi said: “Eh I doubt it, Rockstar never debuts their games at E3.”
This info comes immediately after Take-Two announced Red Dead as a “permanent franchise”. Read below exact quotes of Zelnick:
“The risk of just [releasing more games] is that you end up just bulking up your release schedule and that isn’t really what consumers want. Consumers want better, not more,” Zelnick said. “So our selective approach, which we’ve taken since ’07 I think has paid off. 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. Some of our great franchises eventually will lose their luster and some will hopefully be permanent.”
“I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent. It’s obvious that GTA is a permanent franchise as long as we keep delivering this incredible quality; it seems quite obvious that Red Dead is a permanent franchise, again with the same caveat, or Borderlands, for example, and NBA and others,” Zelnick added