Some recently-surfaced reports attribute GTA 6’s delayed release to the impending arrival of Rockstar Games’ Western-themed action-adventure video game, “Red Dead Redemption 2.” The equally-anticipated title has already been confirmed for debut sometime between March-June i.e. spring of 2018, but this hasn’t put a lid on new updates surrounding “RDR2.”
Lining with this, Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has come out with new updates regarding “Red Dead Redemption 2.” The American video game distributor’s Chairman Strauss Zelnick released a comment about the microtransactions in “RDR2” during this year’s Credit Suisse 21st Annual Technology Conference which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Talking about the company’s goals, Zelnick pointed out that people will show up as long as they have something great in the market, and they continue supporting it. He further noted that “Read Dead” stands alone, as reported by Express.
While it’s no secret that everyone, including Take-Two, is excited about “Red Dead Redemption 2,” Zelnick said it will stand alone and propel to skyrocketing popularity on its own merits. This comment comes in response to the question of how “RDR2” will align with the original installment of the game.
Moreover, the upcoming sequel will be receiving relatively more online content than the first “Red Dead Redemption” video game. The said updates are likely to add a few “GTA Online” features into “RDR2.”
Meanwhile, another report from Twinfinite centers on Slatoff’s comments on the loot boxes of “Red Dead Redemption 2” and a slew of future titles that the company will be working with. His remark comes in the midst of heavy criticism of EA’s “Star Wars Battlefront II,” which has adversely been perceived by some critics as a method of gambling.
According to Slatoff, the company does not consider the microtransactions of their games as a type of gambling. He states it is imperative for game developers to ensure they do not compel their players to make in-game purchases that they may seemingly need to move on to the next level/mission.
Slatoff refrained from giving further comments on how this perspective will influence “Red Dead Redemption 2,” but “Red Dead” fans will soon be able to find out themselves. “RDR2” will release on Q2 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.