Fans of the PS2’s Red Dead Revolver and the fantastic Xbox 360/PS3’s Red Dead Redemption will be pleased to hear that the Red Dead franchise is still very much alive.
This great news came when Take-Two’s CEO called the series a “permanent franchise” akin to the Grand Theft Auto series. At the Cowen and Company Analyst conference, Zelnick said that both Red Dead and Bioshock were both likely to get new installments in the future. He did make it clear though that the developers launch a new series on a yearly basis so don’t expect anything too soon.
“I pretty much know the ones that I can assure you are permanent,” said Zelnick. “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.
“We haven’t given any colour on how you should think about [BioShock] 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,” he added. “I think there’s a lot of upside in that franchise. It hasn’t necessarily been realised yet.”