Take-Two Games: Confirms Red Dead Redemption and Bioshock Sequels

     Strauss Zelnick, 2K's CEO, has stated that Red Dead is a permanent franchise along with GTA, Borderlands, and the NBA games- so a sequel is quite likely already in the works.  Since it's been 4 years since the last game, we might even guess at a potential announcement soon- possibly even at E3.
"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."
     This is pretty good news, as Red Dead Redemption was a huge and engaging experience and I've grown tired of all the Grand Theft Auto games.  We could use another good western game, the only two I've played that were this and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.   Hell, I wouldn't mind a "Grand Theft Castle" or "Red Dead Renaissance" type game set in a fantasy realm or medieval era.
     Regardless, if it's considered a "permanent franchise" there'll be another game sooner or later.

     As for the expanding or continuation of the Bioshock franchise, Zelnick said this:
"We haven't given any color on how you should think about it yet except we do believe it's beloved; we think it's important [and] certainly something that we're focused on; something 2K Marin will be responsible for shepherding going forward. I don't want to say much else except to agree with you. I think there's a lot of upside in that franchise."
     Which means it might be a mere consideration at the moment, but because its popularity and "commercial potential" it stands to reason that they're looking for a way to continue the series after the dispersal of Irrational Games- there's an infinite amount of money waiting to be made from it.

     On the plus side of things 2k is focusing on the right aspects of making games and not just profit mongering:
"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.
     There's always a risk of receiving another glorious flub like Duke Nukem Forever.  Many might lament the potential for another The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, but honestly, I actually enjoyed The Bureau in how it broke away from the typical XCOM play and would fully enjoy a similar departure.

     Source [ Gamespot ]

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