The parent company of Rockstar Games, Take-Two Interactive, recently had its earnings call, and it spilled the beans on the success of Red Dead Online.
Red Dead Online launched – in beta – just a month after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, but it’s definitely had its issues.
From players complaining of the game’s shocking number of griefers, to worries that there’s just not enough to do in the online multiplayer, Rockstar has definitely had its hands full with this one.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as it looks like Red Dead Online is performing much better than Grand Theft Auto Online was at the same point in its lifecycle.
Take-Two Interactive’s CEO Strauss Zelnick stated in a recent earning calls that “Red Dead Online is performing better than Grand Theft Auto Online did at the same stage of the game”.
Unfortunately Zelnick didn’t offer up any numbers or clear explanation of that. Whether it has more players, a high playtime or more downloads than GTAO did is unknown. We just know it’s doing “better.”
Take-Two confirmed it’s going to be working hard to alleviate any player concerns surrounding Red Dead Online.
Rockstar is very receptive to feedback, and Zelnick has promised “significant new content” and “gameplay balancing and bug fixes.”
Red Dead Online is expected to be the out of its beta phase in the coming weeks.
Interestingly, Take-Two also confirmed it has multiple “unannounced games” coming in the next 12 months, though these might not necessarily be from Rockstar Games.
In the same earnings call, Zelnick said the company has “titles coming in the fiscal year that have not been announced yet.”
The fiscal year ends on March 31, 2020, giving us less than a year to find out just what Take-Two has up its sleeves.
Along with Rockstar Games, Take-Two also owns 2K Games, the publisher of games like XCOM and Borderlands. It also owns 2K Sports, and there’s more than a decent chance these unannounced titles will be sport-related games.
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