Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has shared some new insight into Red Dead Redemption 2. The executive also spoke about how the time is right in the world today for Red Dead Redemption 2 to succeed just as the original Red Dead Redemption did in 2010.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 details revealed by Take-Two CEO

Once again, we’ll be optimistic of Red Dead Redemption 2 when we see evidence that it will not turn into another open world sandbox title with a massive lack of side content in the single-player mode and a multiplayer MMO light with a bunch of updates and systems that turn it into a free-to-play style grind fest like with GTA: V and GTA: Online. So far, that does seem to be the case, so we have good reason to be optimistic.

“The conventional wisdom was of course that a western wouldn’t work,” Zelnick said about the first game. “We took a different point of view, which is that very occasionally westerns capture the imagination of the public. When we launched Red Dead, it did. And those times were right for that. And I think the times are right for a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America again–and that’s not meant to be cute.”

They better not do anything to drastically different. We need this game to be perfect because there might not be another one. “Big, Sprawling, Optimistic View of America” What exactly does that mean? Maybe it’s about the racism during those years. Kinda of like the Trumpers today.

When has a Rockstar game EVER been “optimistic” about anything? They fall over themselves every chance they get to shine a glaring spotlight on the cretinous underbelly of humanity and more specifically America. We’re not saying they don’t know how to make a positive game that isn’t an overwhelmingly cynical and depressing experience. We’re just saying it’s going to be fun watching them trying to step out of their comfort zone (if they even can). when making Red Dead Redemption 2.


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