According to Take-Two Interactive Red Dead Redemption 2 Will “Shatter Expectations”
As if Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t already one of the most highly anticipated games of 2018, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick and President Karl Slatoff just took the hype levels to an entirely different level. In a recent financial conference call they stated that the game, despite some serious competition will “shatter expectations”.
Chief Executive Officer Strauss Zelnick and President Karl Slatoff talked about their upcoming game in the latest financial conference, discussing not only their hopes for the game, but also what the competition surrounding the launch means. “We’re always worried about the competition and never take anything for granted, never claim success early. We do our best to create phenomenal entertainment and market it effectively, and then we explain what happened. We have enormously high expectations for October with the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2. We take the competition seriously and we’re really excited about the release. I would just note, you don’t need to look back too many years when Holiday seasons were just inundated. People basically released products in the Holiday season and this company performed well. So it all comes down to quality.”
Where the hype levels really get kicked into high gear though is when Zelnick states that their success with GTA V isn’t the reason RDR2 will be great, in fact the game will feel entirely different. “The nature of our approach and specifically the nature of Rockstar Games’ approach is never to be derivative and always to shatter expectations. My belief is that Red Dead Redemption 2 will shatter expectations and that the online experience also will be extraordinary, but unexpected.” The CEO continued, “My view is that by their very nature hits are unexpected. That’s the goal. There is an expectation around the table. Of course, there is an expectation of Rockstar Games and there is an expectation on part of consumers, but our job is to exceed those expectations, and fingers crossed, that’s what we’re all setting out to do. We couldn’t predict and we didn’t presume to in regards to Grand Theft Auto V, and we wouldn’t presume to with Red Dead Redemption 2. So we’re just hard at work, doing the very best job that we can.”
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release on October 24th for the PS4 and Xbox One. So how excited are you after hearing just how much Take-Two expects RDR2 to absolutely destroy its release? Let us know your thoughts about the upcoming title in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!