Take-Two CEO Discusses Future Installments of Red Dead Redemption and BioShock
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.01.2014
We'll see more games from both franchises...
GameSpot reports that Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick commented on the company's plans to release another Red Dead Redemption game and possibly a new entry for the BioShock series during an analyst conference. Below are some highlights from Zelnick:
Zelnick on Take-Two's selectric approach: "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 on Red Dead and GTA being permanent franchises: "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. But not everything is going to be a permanent franchise. We can do very well even if it's not. I would like to see us grow with a couple more great franchises in the next couple years and we're launching Evolve; we have very high hopes for that."
Zelnick on the future of the BioShock series: "We haven't given any colour 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. It hasn't necessarily been realized yet. And the question for the future, assuming we decide to answer the question, would be 'how do you stay true to that creatively?' 'How do you do something exciting?' 'How do you do expand the market?' That would be the natural drill. We're starting from a good point on it. And certainly it's been a great piece of business for us; it's been a profitable piece of business."