Take-Two CEO Talks ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Online Multiplayer

By Kristine Garcia , Updated Feb 10, 2017 10:45 AM EST

“Red Dead Redemption” is one of Rockstar’s best-selling games. Hitting sales numbers above 15 million in its lifetime, a sequel was a most natural thing to follow. During the Superbowl, viewers got to see an advertisement for “Red Dead Redemption 2” and it has lightened up gamers’spirits. What is the latest news surrounding the game?

For now, only PS4 and XBOX One versions of “Red Dead Redemption 2” have been announced by Rockstar, but a fan site of the game has some theories to share of a PC port arriving at some point in the future. The Denuvo Digital Right Management provider is one of notorious fame through the gaming community. Often people have found themselves closed off from a title they paid for due to a malfunction in the anti-piracy system. Now, Denuvo’s latest failure brings some hope to fans of “Red Dead Redemption”. A malfunction in Denuvo’s servers gave free full access to the company’s database. Even though the span was short, it allowed a few people to download as much information as they could in it.  There is also a mention of a Rockstar product in the lines. Considering that the Denuvo system caters to PC exclusively, people suspect it considers a PC port of “Red Dead Redemption 2”. This is not an unexpected move from Rockstar, as both “GTA IV” and “GTA V” have received their PC ports.

Gamespot has shared that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will have an online component. When Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked if this does not prove a threat to GTA’s own online component, as it could divert player base to the new title, he answered that their company produces entertainment and those who are avid followers of the titles would not mind entertaining themselves with both. In other words, for him, there is no direct competition between “GTA” and “Red Dead Redemption 2” when it comes to online player base and the two of them are quite compatible.

Game Rant shares that even though Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick does not give actual numbers for the expected sales of “Red Dead Redemption 2”, specialists in the field expect that the game will reach the 15 million copies sold by the original title and there is an actual possibility of surpassing these numbers if the game’s story is not directly and inherently connected to the one of the original titles. This will allow for more people to join the adventure without feeling left out of the important details. “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be released in the Fall of 2017.

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